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Wilder Soldering Flux
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 02:25 AM UTC
Chuck Wojtkiewicz reviews Wilder's soldering flux with a little help from Tech-Sarge Tanaka. A true work on art as only Chuck knows how!

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 05:21 AM UTC
Now we (I) need a soldering 101. You know - because Charles doesn't have his hands full enough already.
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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 05:41 AM UTC
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.
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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 07:48 AM UTC
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.
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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 08:47 AM UTC
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?
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:34 AM UTC
Hi Darren

Now, now. No sexual stereotyping on Aeroscale, please! Men are just as capable at welding as women.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 06:11 PM UTC

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Hi Darren

Now, now. No sexual stereotyping on Aeroscale, please! Men are just as capable at welding as women.

All the best

Rowan



That may be true Rowan, but not as interesting to watch.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 01:47 PM UTC
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:

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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 07:51 AM UTC
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