Solder Paste

allanferguson
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Solder Paste

Postby allanferguson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:41 pm

Some time ago I bought a wee jar of solder paste (not solder paint). I find it very useful and there's lots left. But it's getting very stiff; can anyone suggest what I should use to dilute / soften it. The label is mostly in Chinese and doesn't help. The stuff smells, if anything, of linseed oil, but very faintly.

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Re: Solder Paste

Postby Flymo748 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:27 pm

allanferguson wrote:Some time ago I bought a wee jar of solder paste (not solder paint). I find it very useful and there's lots left. But it's getting very stiff; can anyone suggest what I should use to dilute / soften it. The label is mostly in Chinese and doesn't help. The stuff smells, if anything, of linseed oil, but very faintly.

Allan F

When I had the same problem with some Carrs 188 Solder Paint/Paste I asked Brian Lewis about it.

His response was to just add a few drops of compatible flux, and that did indeed do the trick. The warning was to not let it dry out totally, as it would be impossible to rejuvenate from that state.

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Re: Solder Paste

Postby allanferguson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:03 pm

Thanks, Paul. I recall that interchange with Brian Lewis, and my recollection was that it referred to solder paint (Carr's). and the advice was to use Carr's Green Flux. I spent ages trying to get a hold of some green label flux! However I've tried some green label flux with the paste and it seems OK. I haven't used solder paint since I acquired the paste. Thanks

Allan F


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