Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: can rouge go into safety pickle

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    10

    Default can rouge go into safety pickle

    Hi,
    I'm painting powdered rouge onto my silver to restrict the flow of solder. How do I clean my silver after soldering, please? Is it safe to stick it all into my pickle as I think the rouge contains iron?
    Thanks for your help.
    Nat

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    8,239

    Default

    No, your pickle will become mucky.
    Clean the piece as well as possible first, using a brush and hot detergent. Then you'll be fine, but when you are more experienced learn to do without anti-flux (except in extreme cases) to save the hassle. Dennis.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    No, your pickle will become mucky.
    Clean the piece as well as possible first, using a brush and hot detergent. Then you'll be fine, but when you are more experienced learn to do without anti-flux (except in extreme cases) to save the hassle. Dennis.
    Thank you Dennis. I never had to use anti-flux before, but felt this particular piece needed it due to intricate pattern that would be impossible to clean. I tried to wash the rouge off the way you suggested, however most of the rouge formed a solid crust and wouldn't come off that way. So I had no choice but stick it in my pickle. I was worried it will colour my silver pink, but it didn't. However as you said, my pickle is now mucky. I wonder if I'm ok to be still using the same pickle (since it did not discolour my silver) or is there a danger it will harm my silver. Thanks again,
    Nat

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    East Anglian
    Posts
    324

    Default

    Would an ultrasonic bath help? After all it loosens and removes anything to clean clock movements.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •