I have been using liquid flux and solder when tinning bearings caps and would like to try tinning butter. There are a wide range of products and costs. Any suggestions?
Also, where to buy it.
I use "tinning Butter" from Eastwood supply ...their part # is 31043 ...phone # is 800-345-1178
I do not know the current pricing since it has been several years since I purchased several containers ...
hope this helps ...always an optimist gene french
Eastwood tinning butter works great for us.
Curt Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can come get your rods, I also use tinning butter
How is tinning butter on pancakes??
Doesn’t anyone here have a concern about the lead in that product?
MSA respirator work between you and a strong exhaust fan lead is not a problem
David: tinning butter is tough to chew when it gets cool enough to eat.
Ya, it goes good with Friskies, at the end of the month!
Any opinion on soldering salt use rather then tinning butter?
Soldering salts is all I will use. What ever works for you is what should be used.
I should clarify... I wasn’t concerned about the toxicity of the lead, but mostly wondering if anyone here had a concern about the lead in that product in their finished bearings?
Yes, but I did not post anything regarding this.
I don't get lead anywhere near my babbitt. Why would you? I have always used XXXX Nickel Babbitt that contains no lead, so why would you contaminate it with a product that contains it?
As you would be using new babbitt, the little bit of lead (if any) in the tinning butter should not effect the babbitt. It's only a thin tinning coat to allow the babbitt to stick to the metal. Babbitt shouldn't be melted out and reused anyway and even if you did a repore using the same babbitt, the parts per ? would be very small unlike a lead based babbitt where the amount would be much higher.
REused babbitt might be ok for a hit and miss engine or other non high pressure applications but not in an engine.
Where do you get your soldering salt and exactly what manufacturing and product Identification?
Thanks - I would like to try some as well as Eastwoods. What I have been doing with conventional flux does not work as well as I would like.
I use #27
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I don't use either one as I have a cholesterol problem already. No butter or salt for me.