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    Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Dottore on Wed May 01, 2013 2:31 am

    Dear fellow SSM brothers...in my quest to learn how to solder photo etch I have come across a product called "solder paint". I assure you it will make soldering a breeze, even for beginners like me. Basically it's a suspension of solder you just brush along the joint and then apply heat with the soldering iron. The joint is fused instantly and is extremely clean and hard wearing. I will be bringing some to the club on Thursday 2nd May, God willing for those interested in seeing how it works...

    Cousin Alex BB was so impressed he ordered 3 jars ten minutes after he saw the method lol Twisted Evil

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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  skyhigh on Wed May 01, 2013 8:59 am

    I'll be watching... Shocked
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed May 01, 2013 11:15 am

    mmmmmmmmm interesting... Idea
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Ray on Wed May 01, 2013 12:30 pm

    Dottore wrote:Dear fellow SSM brothers...in my quest to learn how to solder photo etch I have come across a product called "solder paint". I assure you it will make soldering a breeze, even for beginners like me. Basically it's a suspension of solder you just brush along the joint and then apply heat with the soldering iron. The joint is fused instantly and is extremely clean and hard wearing. I will be bringing some to the club on Thursday 2nd May, God willing for those interested in seeing how it works...

    Cousin Alex BB was so impressed he ordered 3 jars ten minutes after he saw the method lol Twisted Evil

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    Well, for Alex to order 3 jarts in such a short time after he saw it in action, no one need any more proof lol! lol! lol!

    And welldone for your QUEST to learn to solder, might come in handy when mending Fradal tal-Facendi as tomato seeds tend to rust & may cause some HOLES lol!
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  alexbb on Wed May 01, 2013 1:36 pm

    xandarni ma lerbgha irjihat mur gibni ghamilt xi reat matt lol
    re solder paint i had my reservations but when i tried it out myself using a micro blow torch instead of soldering iron my reservations turned into positive surprise and my mind started to work on the endless possibilities now all i need is a decent sheet brass cutting machine. beleive me it takes hours off working time

    @ dottore issa ara ma tikbirlekx rasek ta lol! lol! lol! lol!
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Ray on Wed May 01, 2013 2:39 pm

    alexbb wrote:xandarni ma lerbgha irjihat mur gibni ghamilt xi reat matt lol
    re solder paint i had my reservations but when i tried it out myself using a micro blow torch instead of soldering iron my reservations turned into positive surprise and my mind started to work on the endless possibilities now all i need is a decent sheet brass cutting machine. beleive me it takes hours off working time

    @ dottore issa ara ma tikbirlekx rasek ta lol! lol! lol! lol!

    Alex let's hand it out to him for ONCE....it's his BIGGEST EUREKA lol!

    ANY CHANCE OF A DEMO PLEASE & USING YOUR MICRO BLOW TORCH & THE SOLDERING IRON??

    U tal-fardal u tal-facendi naf li ma tista tifhem xejn Suspect imma ma nistax nispjegalek hawn Evil or Very Mad issaqsi lilu trid inkella tigi sal-club u jispjegawlek ghax din kienet incident (go ghamla u forma BOMBA) li grat waqt l-Expo cheers
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  alexbb on Wed May 01, 2013 2:51 pm

    ?????
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Ray on Wed May 01, 2013 3:11 pm

    alexbb wrote:?????

    lol! cheers lol! cheers lol! cheers lol!
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Tancred on Wed May 01, 2013 7:19 pm

    Ray wrote:
    alexbb wrote:?????

    lol! cheers lol! cheers lol! cheers lol!

    ere we go again..... bounce


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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Ray on Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 pm

    Tancred wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    alexbb wrote:?????

    lol! cheers lol! cheers lol! cheers lol!

    ere we go again..... bounce

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    Ha naghmel GAZJA Twisted Evil Alex beda lol!
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    For those who asked for the links...

    Post  Dottore on Thu May 02, 2013 11:12 pm

    to find the products I have used for soldering, this is the site...

    www.chronos.ltd.uk

    and the solder paint...

    http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&PR=-1&TB=A&SS=solder+paint&ACTION=Go

    The site has loads of other interesting stuff too...

    Happy soldering!

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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Ray on Thu May 02, 2013 11:15 pm

    Dottore wrote:to find the products I have used for soldering, this is the site...

    www.chronos.ltd.uk

    and the solder paint...

    http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&PR=-1&TB=A&SS=solder+paint&ACTION=Go

    The site has loads of other interesting stuff too...

    Happy soldering!

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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  skyhigh on Thu May 02, 2013 11:20 pm

    I saw it all...ha ha .. it looks very easy .. cheers
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Ray on Fri May 03, 2013 4:56 pm

    skyhigh wrote:I saw it all...ha ha .. it looks very easy .. cheers

    Let us see you TACKLE it & giving it a TRY on your "NEXT" model lol!
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  Robert on Fri May 03, 2013 8:34 pm

    thanks for sharing dottore
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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  ascomt on Fri May 03, 2013 10:02 pm

    That was very inspiring Dott,

    Thanks a lot for your demo and availability.

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    Re: Soldering Photo etch

    Post  David on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:50 am

    Alex BB or Dottore
    Are you using surface conditioner before painting the solder

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    Post  Dottore on Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:08 am

    I just paint a line of solder paint on the joint...use a cotton bud to clean up the excess paint and make it neater as much as possible (personal preference) and apply soldering iron until it boils AND SILVERS. Than i blow on it for a second or two to make it set and clean up with a fibre glass pen...

    Hope this helps...

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