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Old 09-05-2009, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What solder do you guys use to solder in the tubes in bullet pens ? Where do you buy it ?

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about any electronics or plumbing solder will do,
you can find it at places like radio shack and home centers.
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I know solder must have flux core but what mixture ... ie 60/40 50/50 ???
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I have some that is lead free Rosin core
95% tin and 5% Antimony works fine.
about any mix should work.
I think you wouldn't want an acid flux as it might lead to corrosion??
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If you want a low melt temp get 63/37 mix, it is a resin core solder also.
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Wher can either solder be bought ?

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I have some that is 40 percent tin /60 percent lead and rosinflux core... will this work ?

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I have some that is 40 percent tin /60 percent lead and rosinflux core... will this work ?

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I don't see that being a problem, Sir. Go ahead and just try it.
If it completely fails, i'll send you some casings to make up for any misleading advice.
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I don't see that being a problem, Sir. Go ahead and just try it.
If it completely fails, i'll send you some casings to make up for any misleading advice.
I use silver solder......


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I use a 60/40 solid core solder with a water solvable flux. Using this makes it easier to control where the solder flows and is easy to clean up. Available at any craft store where stained glass supplies are sold. Be sure your metal is clean and you only put flux where you want the solder to go.
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