Some of the White Out has Toluene (spelling???) in it. At my office
we had a Safety Check by the Corporation and the White Out had to
carry an MSDS and be listed as hazardous material.
I am sure what I have now does not contain water…besides that kind
of correction fluid wasn’t as good as the hazardous stuff (at the
office). I have been using OLD nickels as shims when I need to get
an item up higher when I solder – the nickel won’t solder to the
Sterling Silver. BUT the new nickels will solder to the
Sterling…look for the OLD ones…the nickels can be used as change
after being heated!!! Also I have been painting the White Out on
little cut out pieces of nickel sheet to also use as “shims”.
I have used the White Out to mend chains with success. My source of
heat is the acetylene with room air…#3 tip. One has to learn to
control the size of the flame and mending chains is no problem. I
have even soldered gold chains with 14 Karat solder when a jeweler
wouldn’t take the job! After trying the Little Torch, and melting a
lot of gold, I stayed with the old “Plumber’s Torch”. I don’t
profess to be anywhere near a Goldsmith…pretty good silversmith
with over 40 years experience and improving. The Orchid information
is invaluable for so many subjects.
Rose Marie Christison