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Old 03-28-2011, 11:24 AM
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Detailing with rosin core solder?

I need to do some piping, is there any problems with using rosin core solder? Not fit soldering just to simulate pipes. They will end up primed and painted.
Want to know if I should worry about the rosin eating paint or something.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:33 AM
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I need to do some piping, is there any problems with using rosin core solder? Not fit soldering just to simulate pipes. They will end up primed and painted.
Want to know if I should worry about the rosin eating paint or something.

Ranchhand.

"HOLD THE PRESES!" to answer your question; a definite heck YES!. If you dont seal the core, it will weep out (with time) and bloom messing up the paint.
Has happened to me.
Try to find solid solder for detailing and stay away fro the flux core for any type of model detailing.

Good luck.

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Old 03-28-2011, 11:57 AM
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That's what I was worried about.
Any suggestions on where to get lead wire that's thick? Like 16-10 gauge... I have the thin stuff but the thick stuff misgiving me trouble.
Ever use aluminum wire?
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:08 PM
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That's what I was worried about.
Any suggestions on where to get lead wire that's thick? Like 16-10 gauge... I have the thin stuff but the thick stuff misgiving me trouble.
Ever use aluminum wire?
Most if not all of the solder is flux-core and good luck finding with out.
Aluminum wire is more pliable than steel wire.
I suggest to look around the net for the solid solder.
Look in the beading section at Hobby Lobby for different gauges of pliable wire.
Good luck and when you find any, please let me know. I always have use for detailing wire in my scratch-builds.

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Old 03-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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I've found it at hobby shops, art supply stores, and I bought mine at a hardware store (Home Depot).
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:10 PM
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any reason why it has to be solder? why won't copper do?
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:14 PM
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any reason why it has to be solder? why won't copper do?
Nothing wrong with copper, but it's hard to make it nice and curvy. Easy to do with wire... Specially the lead stuff. Tastes good as well (jk)

Plus, have you ever tried to bend 10 gauge copper or brass? It's pretty tough.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:19 PM
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heat it before you bend it
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:08 PM
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I don't really want to get the blowtorch out... 10g is pretty hefty stuff.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:47 PM
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thats what 100 amp capable with shielding?
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