|peter brown 5||25/11/2020 16:38:00|
|6 forum posts|
I am building a 5" Simplex and now soldering together the Lazer Model Engineers Kit using 1/4 " brass angle for extra support. I have strongly been advised to neutralize the Bakers Fluid flux, With what product and how best to proceed is my question? Any thoughts please.
|old mart||25/11/2020 16:43:56|
|2472 forum posts|
Rinse in hot water, repeat and the flux should be washed away.
|Nigel Graham 2||25/11/2020 20:41:33|
|913 forum posts|
Would it be better to add washing soda (an alkali) to the first wash, to neutralise the acid?
|Bill Pudney||25/11/2020 21:14:07|
|483 forum posts|
Amongst many other things I build fuel tanks for model aeroplanes. These are tinplate fabrications soft soldered together using 50/50 plumbers solder and Bakers Fluid. The tanks must be pressure tested to ensure there are no leaks, then they are flushed out two or three times with a strong solution of hot water and bi carb soda. Then they are pressure rinsed with clean hot water, then dried as far as possible, obviously drying internally is a bit difficult. At this point the tanks are very clean and susceptible to rust, so the get a light spray with oil, inside and out.
|Dave Halford||26/11/2020 12:01:37|
|1142 forum posts|
The use of Bakers is not compulsory, I have use Laco, alledged not acid that will still cause fume rusting on nearby steel.
Best bet is rosin cored solder. Tin both sides first, wipe off any excess solder with a rag then join together.
|peter brown 5||27/11/2020 18:22:48|
|6 forum posts|
Thank-You to all those who replied to my query, the answers were a great help!!
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