I was taught solder, quench, pickle, rinse next step
Funny, I was taught the same thing. But differently, I guess. “Next
step” is after soldering, ie. “next step” is everything but solder.
Which, of course, does not want to say that you won’t solder again.
But quench and pickle ? How often do you want to flux ?
For me this is: flux, solder, next, solder, next, solder, quench
(maybe), next, solder, next, solder, pickle, next, next, next,
It seems that many see quenching as a way to cool down the piece
faster, so they can touch it sooner. I see quenching as a production
technique that I use when appropriate. Quenching as a time-safer,
what a strange idea.