Remove the torch and solder as soon as a sufficient amount of solder melts onto the joint.
Follow us on Twitter. You can use any silver solder, but you will need an acid-based flux specifically manufactured for nickel or stainless steel.
Hold your parts together with wire or clamps. Sign up to our Newsletters Please click here. Hi Norm Go on ebay search brazing rods they are flux coated and quite cheep compared to silver rods. Back Issues.
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The joint will only be as strong as the silver solder itself. My big problem is that I struggle to get the solder to run, and when it does it adheres only to the brass, not the steel.
A 100w or bigger soldering iron works the best. Dependent on your future needs you will get by with a 50gm pack of flux and a metre of wire 0.
Send a private message to bullboy8. When the parts are hot enough, the solder will instantly turn to liquid when it touches the metals, then it will flow into the joint. New products from advertisers in My HobbyStore Magazines.