I'm repairing my Brass Tail Lamp and wonder what is the Best Type of solder to use. I have some 50/50 that I've used in the past and also some sticks that I got from Radiator Ralph before he retired his business.
This helped me a lot:
That seems to be a great article. With brass the annealing they talk about is absolutely critical. One other thing. My experience is to never try to work brass hot. Anneal and cool it. When it starts to work harden (and it will very quickly) stop and anneal again
Ditto that - the brass will crack / tear easily when hot. Let it cool completely or quench before doing anything to it!!!!!
Thanks, Royce. I found lots of info on the web sites but I'm not sure about using a dam.
I saw where someone used "White Out" for a dam and eliminate solder flow on the unwanted areas. I wonder if its the same stuff we used to use when we had typewriters? I'll try some today if the bottle is still good.
I did get my cracked Red tail light lens replaced. Thought it would be harder than it was. Its an original light so it's not simply soldered on the outside of the frame.
Anyone used the Muggyweld products? They really look good but Expensive!