Okay, Okay… I know we have all had fire-scale problems in the past
but I seem to be running into them more lately because I have been
using multiple layers of very heavy gauge metal for some new pieces I
have been working on. Usually if I get a little fire-scale I use
bobbing compound to get rid of it and this has worked well for small
amounts. However, I am running into much larger amounts in these new
pieces and it is taking forever to remove it with bobbing compound.
In addition, the bobbing compound is removing the chasing that I put
onto the pieces. I have searched high and low for a good
anti-firescale solution and I keep finding articles that mention
Prips flux. I pulled the recipe and tried making some but I don’t
think it has turned out right. I desolved the boric acid, borax, and
tri-sodium phosphate in boiling water. It looked good until the next
day when I went to use it the solution had crystallized. Has anyone
had experience making and using this solution? Does it really work?
Any tips or tricks on dealing with fire-scale would be much