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#1 ThunderThumb

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:17 PM

Whats a good 60/40 solder , whats a good brand , this would be for chassis and lead wires , thanks
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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:31 PM

Kester is one of the best, and possibly the biggest, solder manufacturer, always top quality.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:49 PM

I prefer silver solder for G7 rear uprights. Otherwise Kester "44" 63/37 is my favorite.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:20 PM

Any 63/37 solder works good, it;s all eutectic solder. The words eutectic solder describe a solder alloy that melts and freezes at one single temperature. Certus sold the first eutectic frame solder I saw in the 70's..


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 07:25 AM

We offer a quality 60/40 rosin core solder, in small diameter ( .032" ), that flows easy. You can purchase it right from your local raceway.

 

http://ralphthornera...er-_p_1185.html



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 06:17 PM

I have been using Kester 44 rosin core 60/40 .031 size for chassis building. Works well. Of course  results will vary depending on  soldering skills!


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 06:52 PM

Low temp solder can be a problem if used on pinions.  Some hotter motors can get hot enough to melt it loose.


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