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How to stop solder flow?

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by 338_MtRushmore, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    I have a project that involves filling a small hole with solder. There is a machined surface near it that I really don't want solder to flow on. Anyone have any methods or ideas that might help? Thanks


     

  2. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    A small dab of Vaseline would do the trick nicely. That's what I do.


    ~Cheers~
     
  3. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Traditional method is high-temperature masking paint.

    And Vaseline will work until it gets too hot.

    73
     
  4. wjm1129

    wjm1129 Member

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    Aluminum foil
     
  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I was going to say to cover it with a metal that solder doesn't stick to. Maybe clamp an aluminum plate to it.
     
  6. jon666

    jon666 Sr. Member

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    your finger lol
     
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    WRZ603 New Member

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    White out
     
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  8. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Some modeling clay would take the temperature too.
     
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  9. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Can you post a picture? Now I am really curious.

    On a side note about solder, I learned how to solder when I was 10. One day I tried to melt a Lego block with solder by filling up the under side of the block. Well it didn't melt so I picked it up. The block was so hot that I dropped it and spilled liquid solder on the back of my other hand. I still have the scar to this day....
     
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    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    Kapton tape
     
  11. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Or Teflon tape.
     
  12. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Tapes that have an adhesive are a bad idea unless you don't mind spending a large amount of time cleaning off afterwards.
     
  13. jon666

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    build a wall
     

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