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  1. Thread: Soldering Grain

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    Not to worry, George - the penny's just dropped!!...

    Not to worry, George - the penny's just dropped!! I know which supplier you mean. Thank you for that. Lulu.:)
  2. Thread: Soldering Grain

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    Thank you George! I will have a look and see...

    Thank you George! I will have a look and see what I can find - silicon carbide grit sounds good. Although what do you mean by the W supplier?? I love your Chain Maille jewellery by the way - I've...
  3. Thread: Soldering Grain

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    I forgot to say - I was thinking of buying the...

    I forgot to say - I was thinking of buying the new Heetrix soldering pad and you can remove the soldering mat and fill it with soldering grain if you wish - but where do you buy the grain???:'(
  4. Thread: Soldering Grain

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    soldering grain

    Yes I do mean soldering grain so you can support fiddly things together while you solder them. It seems odd if Cookson's don't have any??
  5. Thread: Soldering Grain

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    Soldering Grain

    Have I missed something as I can't find any soldering grain on the Cookson's website. Do they sell it - if not does anyone know where I can buy some by mail-order? Thank you!
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    Argotect again

    I've got some Argotect now - arrived this morning. It looks a bit scary!!
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    With all of the warnings on it etc. Is it best used with meths or water?:confused:
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    Thanks for all the tips! They don't teach you...

    Thanks for all the tips! They don't teach you these things at jewellery school!! I was told that you could get boric acid from Boots.
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    Yes, I might try that, but at the moment I am...

    Yes, I might try that, but at the moment I am using some large heart shaped castings and I'm seeing firestain appear when I'm doing soldering work on those. Do some of the casting houses use...
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    Rose Chemicals in the UK were happy to supply me...

    Rose Chemicals in the UK were happy to supply me with what I needed for my last batch.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for that! While I'm on the subject of flux - a jobbing jeweller friend once gave me a...
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    Argotect and firestain

    Thank you for your responses everyone! :~: I think I will give it a try. I haven't noticed firestain too much before as other pieces I've made have been a bit more detailed or textured, and maybe if...
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    Argotect. Does it work?

    Hi!
    I've been making silver jewellery for a long time, but at the moment I am making some large plain silver pendants and having real problems with firestain showing up!! :(| I have thought about...
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