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#1

Hi Gang:

I also found out that Swest has a “Paste” copper solder…which
is a Plumbers solder. The book that I have access to states
this:

Copper Solder Paste

Solder copper, brass, nickel and bronze, no additional flux is
required. Paste contains no cadmium or antimony. Flows at 430
degrees F. Ship. wt. .20 lb This cost $5.00 each. Is this a
good idea…the paste I mean. Would any of you consider this
price for this amount a good deal, for the paste?

I found an Rio-Grande book, the High Copper Wire Solder sells
for $13.95 fo r 1-2 lbs…which is very much cheaper than the
Swest.

But has anyone worked with solder paste? What is the
difference, if any???

Any Help, anyone??

Thanks,
Carol


#2

Hi Carol, If the solder flows at 450, it is a low tempature
solder and not a silver solder. It may or may not be suitable
for what you want it to do.Copper can be hard to solder because
of its quickness to oxidize and its heat conductivity. Marilyn
Smith


#3

Hi Tom, are you talking about lead/tin solder? I wouldn’t use
it.It is the number one enemy of silver!

Richard
UK


#4
 Tobak is a retailer in NYC 

Hi All:

Toback now carries 21 Kt. solder. Just ordered some. Can’t wait to
try it.

A question on buffing compounds: Where would one use Fabulustre.
Is it an additional step before (or after) rouge or instead of - or
none of the above :slight_smile: Thanks.

Linda
@Red1Eagle


#5
Toback now carries 21 Kt. solder. Just ordered some. Can't wait to
try it.

Is this for soldering 22k pieces? I’d be interested in hearing how
it went. My supplier here has a 22k solder whose solidus is
virtually that of 22k.

Brian
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@Brian_Adam1 ph/fx +64 9 817 6816 NEW ZEALAND
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#6

A question on buffing compounds: Where would one use Fabulustre.
Is it an additional step before (or after) rouge or instead of - or
none of the above :slight_smile: T

Hi, Linda & Orchids

My experience (18 yrs) is that fabulustre gives a really nice
initial shine that very quickly tarnishes and also takes finger
prints and shows them.

Red rouge gives me a great final polish and does not have the
tarnish/finger print problem…

The best way to know for you, is to buy the different products
and try them and see which results you prefer…

Different buffs and speeds will also give very different
results…

And, as we all know, no amount of final polishing can replace
proper surface preparation.

Some swear by Fabulustre…some swear at Fabulustre…

Orchid ROCKS!

All the best in all things,

    Bill Mason

Jewelry, Gems, Crystals, Lapidary
http://www.concentric.net/~lightone/