I need to attach a 12x16 mm bezel to an fluted surface.
In the past I tacked the bezel and then built a dam of
’White-Out’ and flooded the inside of the bezel with solder.
This works except it sometimes takes 4 or 5 attempts to get a
100% bezel to surface soldering.
The solder meniscus is no problem as the cabochon is set on a
This morning I tried the dissolved red rouge in light oil. The
oil boiled and ran under the bezel. And boy, oh boy, is
everything on the work bench red. Plus the mixture burns as does
the 'White-Out". Yellow ocher is not easy to use but at least
does not burn and fume and is the easiest to remove in hot
pickle. Does anyone have an other material that might work?
Bill in Vista