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    Default Gold on Silver

    Hi
    I want to solder a small flat bit of gold about 3mm sq onto a 10mm sq flat silver
    can i put the solder onto the silver melt it then just place the gold on top? this is my first try at soldering.

    Thanks
    Lee

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    I have done the same thing in the past with no problems.

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    Lee, always put the solder on the smallest piece when soldering layers this way. I would add solder to the gold piece first as it will give you a better solder finish and not flood all over the surface of the silver.

    James

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    James
    So when the solder is melted onto the gold will it not fall off when i turn the gold over to stick it down?
    Sorry if these are real stupid questions.
    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemorris View Post
    James
    So when the solder is melted onto the gold will it not fall off when i turn the gold over to stick it down?
    Sorry if these are real stupid questions.
    Lee
    no Lee it wont fall of as it is melted onto the gold, dont forget to clean and re-flux before you solder the gold to the silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemorris View Post
    James
    So when the solder is melted onto the gold will it not fall off when i turn the gold over to stick it down?
    Sorry if these are real stupid questions.
    Lee
    No dont worry the solder will not fall off when u flip it over.

    Stu

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    Lee, if you have not done this before, don't risk spoiling your gold, which is expensive, before practicing with something cheap like copper.
    regards, Dennis.

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