I work mostly with gold and do not have much experience or luck soldering
with silver. A big problem I encounter is, when I solder on sterling
silver with silver solder the solder leaves a hole behind where it was
sitting. It happened to me again today. I was soldering some 1.3mm round
wire that I had twisted into a rope style band. I used boric acid
firecoat and white paste flux. As I was soldering I could see my solder
eating into the silver. At each place I applied solder I had a hole.
What am I doing wrong? I don’t know what temp the solder is it is very
old. It did flow very well though.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Ray in Finally Sunny Southern Oregon