Thursday, February 19, 2009
I just tried this new flux- It's called firescoff and it claims to act as a flux, firescale inhibitor, and heat shield. You just warm you piece up gently, spray on the flux, and solder. I got this because I have trouble with firescale on pieces that involve soldering things to flat surfaces (soldering pin findings onto the backs of brooches, etc) While I don't think this will replace my good old trustworthy handy flux, it does do a bang-up job of preventing firescale from forming. It's not as cost-effective as regular paste flux, so I'll probably save it for places where I need extra firescale protection.