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Old 03-23-2011, 11:53 AM
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flux for pe materials

what you guys use, anybody gone to radio shack and tried thier flux. the flux for copper pipes work great but take its toll on the soldering iron, i think it's a tad too strong. how abouth a micro torch any ideas.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:13 AM
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Maybe that's why I have not had much like with the irons. I use the micro torch almost exclusively, with that harsh flux from the shack...guess I should ask what would be a better flux to use?
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the iron works good for small items, like the tank jacks. the torch haven't tried that yet. got to find something liquid in flux instead of a paste.
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Forgive the off-site links, but here are 2 pretty good articles about soldering PE

http://www.modelersalliance.com/foru...-Etch-%28PE%29
http://modelarmour.com/index.php?opt...ures&Itemid=59

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Forgive the off-site links, but here are 2 pretty good articles about soldering PE

http://www.modelersalliance.com/foru...-Etch-%28PE%29
http://modelarmour.com/index.php?opt...ures&Itemid=59

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Rudi,

Thank you for the informative links on soldering Photo-Etch.
Much appreciation.

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:04 AM
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i like the flux with the solder in it, where did that come from?
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:45 AM
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it is called: Flux-core Solder

The Following is from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solder

Flux-core solder

A tube of multicore electronics solder used for manual soldering the flux is contained in five cores within the solder itself
Main article: Flux (metallurgy)
Flux is a reducing agent designed to help reduce (return oxidized metals to their metallic state) metal oxides at the points of contact to improve the electrical connection and mechanical strength. The two principal types of flux are acid flux, used for metal mending and plumbing, and rosin flux, used in electronics, where the corrosiveness of acid flux and vapors released when solder is heated would risk damaging delicate circuitry.

Due to concerns over atmospheric pollution and hazardous waste disposal, the electronics industry has been gradually shifting from rosin flux to water-soluble flux, which can be removed with deionized water and detergent, instead of hydrocarbon solvents.

In contrast to using traditional bars or coiled wires of all-metal solder and manually applying flux to the parts being joined, some light hand soldering since the mid-20th century has used flux-core solder. This is manufactured as a coiled wire of solder, with one or more continuous bodies of non-acid flux embedded lengthwise inside it. As the solder melts onto the joint, it frees the flux and releases that on it as well.
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so i need rosin flux, still got to find the that flux with the solder in it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:44 AM
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try Radio Shack.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062715
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its there I'm going this afternoon, just asking q's so i don't waste money trying something that somebody might of done already. thanks for the info.
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