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Old 12-31-2010, 03:44 PM
Tinsmith Tinsmith is offline
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Default Re: Pork & Beans Gas Tank

A little tip on soldering. If you use an acid base flux, which most are, when you finish you might want to take some baking soda, a spoonful, and mix it in a 1/4 cup water and brush or wipe the areas just soldered with it. It will neutralize the residual flux. Many times just rinsing it off won't get it all and soon after you will see those areas start to rust. If you are going for the shiny tin look I recommend this. If you make a real thin paste with the baking soda and dab it on you might actually see it bubbling. That means there is still flux there. Hope that helps. Dan
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