MJ> What to use for a soldering pick?? Titanium, steel. =
G’day; I use a titanium pick - 3mm wire fastened into a bit of
wooden do well. Nothing at all solders to it.
MJ> Does one take paillons of solder and place them near the seam
MJ> you are trying to seal. Does one melt paillons of solder
MJ> onto the soldering pick and then apply that to the seam?
I roll my solder to a few thou thickness, cut 1mm square - or
smaller paillons and sometimes place on a pre heated and fluxed
piece, sometimes between the two to be joined, pushing them
together GENTLY as they are heated. Sometimes I dip the pick in
flux, shake off excess, use it to pick up the paillon, he at it
to form a little ball, heat the pieces, apply the ball when
melting temperature is reached. But it doesn’t always go just
like that, does it?
Don’t solder with solder wire unless you have a steel job to do
and then only if it is a fairly big job. Cheers anyway,
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