After hearing so much about Prip's Flux on this forum, I was
surprised to see it being offered on online, specifically the
Santa Fe Jeweler Supply's Website. From all the conversations here
it seemed like it was a homemade recipe. My question is could this
be the same thing? Do I use it straight from the bottle without
having to boil it etc. etc. like the recipe?
All you've bought is the finished product, same as you could make
from the recipes we've discussed here, but saving you the trouble of
making it up. Use it as packaged.
It's not surprising that someone would make it up and sell it,
given that it's a useful and published formula, and not everyone
wants to go to the trouble of making it up themselves. I think,
though I'm not certain, that you can by the dry mix from griffiths
chemicals if you've had trouble finding the ingredients, or don't
want to buy so much.
boiling, by the way, is just the quick way to get the dry
ingredients to go into solution. They'd do it in cold water too, if
you stir it long enough. Boiling doesn't somehow change anything
about the chemicals. It just makes dissolving them easier.