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Old 12-01-2009, 01:44 PM   #11
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I've used Stabrite, works good. Last time I bought some solder at Radio Shack (now The Source ) They have silver solder in several thickneses, I also use paste flux( comes in a little flat tin) If you lightly sand then clean with acetone, apply a little solder paste, then solder with silver solder it will be strong as steel. ken
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:40 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Buzz View Post

Lenox makes a stronger product which is 6% silver, and has a tensile strength of 15000psi available at Ackalnds:

but at $107/lb, this is overkill in my estimation.
I just checked the price of silver > $690.84 per kilo

I figure that is about $20 worth of silver per pound.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:11 PM   #13
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Re: Silver Solder

Originally Posted by Cricklewood View Post
Thanks for all the replies. Lots to think about.

Any thoughts or comments on how the Stay-Brite compares to normal tin/lead solder in strength? As noted at the start of this thread I am slidding two piano wires end-to-end into a metal sleeve and then need to solder them. These are for the elevator and rudder controls.


It sounds like the piano wire is to short at 36 inches and that is why you are splicing them together. Ever think of using two carbon tubes instead. There is a lot more rigidity in the carbon rods and you need only epoxy to join them and fix ends into them. I just looked and I have 5/32 outside diameter carbon tubes that a 4X40 rod will slip inside. Lighter and less flex than steel ones.

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