Tool Review
Soldering Flux
Working with Wilder Soldering Flux
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by: Chuck Wojtkiewicz [ CHUKW1 ]

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Highs: Easy to use. No fumes. Non-tip bottle.
Lows: Tends to bead on plated brass - roughening the surface or treating it with xylene overcomes this.
Verdict: Well worth trying.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: SF01
  Suggested Retail: 4.50
  PUBLISHED: Aug 14, 2014

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About Chuck Wojtkiewicz (chukw1)

Chuk lives with his wife, tortoise and bulldog in sunny southern California. He draws pictures for a living and builds models for fun.

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Now we (I) need a soldering 101. You know - because Charles doesn't have his hands full enough already.
AUG 14, 2014 - 05:21 AM
I don't know if I'm the man for THAT job- there are many who know more than I on the subject- but thanks, Matt! One thing I have learned is that xylene will clean the nickel-plated brass and allow the flux to flow evenly. To be specific I used Goof Off- a product available here in The Sates to remove labels, sticky glue residue, etc.
AUG 14, 2014 - 05:41 AM
After accidentally knocking over my pot of Carrs green soldering flux i thought i would give this stuff a go . It works really well and does not give off those nasty toxic fumes which i am used to. Also cleaning up after with mild detergent as opposed to corrosive neutralising fluid seems to work well. Not much information on the label as very small(optivisor required) and whole heartedly agree with what Chuck says in his review.
AUG 14, 2014 - 07:48 AM
Chuck I am really impressed you managed to review this product as I would not have known where to start, where as you managed to keep it informative, well done. Your artistry always adds to the interest, but why no female welder?
AUG 14, 2014 - 08:47 AM
Hi Darren Now, now. No sexual stereotyping on Aeroscale, please! Men are just as capable at welding as women. All the best Rowan
AUG 15, 2014 - 07:34 AM
That may be true Rowan, but not as interesting to watch.
AUG 15, 2014 - 06:11 PM
Thanks, everyone! I'm hardly an expert on soldering, but I am learning. Also, I've been asked for hunky guy art right here on Aeroscale- are you ladies paying attention? Here's one from another review for Modeler's Alliance:
AUG 19, 2014 - 01:47 PM
Hi Chuck Judging by the hunk's expression, I guess that was one where the rivet-count didn't add up, or the fit was less than ideal... All the best Rowan
AUG 22, 2014 - 07:51 AM