Thanks all for the many suggestions. There are too many pieces
required for me to cut into the fluted pieces and each bezel is
a little different in size and matched to the cabs. I had an idea
and decided to reverse the sequence I had been following.
I tried filling a bezel with paste flux then heating until the
flux was glassy. This held the bezel in place and filled the
flutes inside the bezel with hardened flux. Then I painted a dam
of white-out around the bezel and soldered. Not too shabby. I
got about a 85% solder the first time. About 3/16 of an inch
still unsoldered but already eliminated one step (the tacking of
the bezel) and maybe can reduce this to 2 solderings per.
An aside…this was done with a “pink” white-out borrowed from
a lady. It did not flame up nor stink up the room. Alas, it was
not available at the Office Depot anymore. Pastels are passe’.
The suggestions have been most interesting and range from India
ink, to pencil lead, Stabilo pencil, red rouge dissolved in oil,
Filmo and the making of a flower/water/oil dough.
Bill in Vista