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Old 02-25-2011, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Tinsmith's in frame gas tank for cantilever Schwinn.

Originally Posted by Tinsmith View Post
J.P., The metal we are using is call Tin Electroplate. It is sheet steel with a thin coating of tin electroplated to it. It's like nickel-plated or chrome-plated metal. The same type of process. Galvanized metal probably won't work too well, because using flux (an acid) in the soldering process will work on the galvanize and rust will likley occur later. The flux needs to be neutralized following any soldering in my book. I just wash the area with a baking soda rinse (alkaline). Sometimes soap and water will work, but not always. The guage of the sheet metal we are using on this project is about 28 guage. Hope that helps. Good luck, Dan

Hello Dan, thank you once again, I am very happy to follow up this project, this forum has wonderful people like you giving this way the knowledge and the sharing of ideas, the table of gauges helped me understand much better the standardization of gauges. Take this opportunity to raise an issue, where you go to finish the tank?
is thinking of some paint, or just get the natural color of the tinned steel!
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