Carr's 188 solder paint

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Another tool in the soldering armoury ,

    I'll post up more product details and photos later on

    Cheers

    Toto

    and the photo


    cheers

    toto
     
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  2. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    What is Carr's Soldering Paint used for ? Is it actual solder or a flux ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  3. Timbersurf

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    I was thinking the same Gary :confused:, a quick google later:-

    Carrs Solder Paint 188 30ml C1040
    This is a suspension of 188 solder powder in an active flux compound. In industry, it is used for tinning steel. To use, clean both surfaces and apply a thin smear of paint to one side or else they can be dipped. The joint is then assembled, held and heated until the solder melts to show a silvery line through the black flux residues. Hot tape and Solder Mask are particularly useful with solder paints and creams. When you open the jar, there will be a clear liquid on top of the solder. This is the flux. Be assured, we have not watered it down! Solder powder is obviously much heavier than the liquid flux, so before using, be sure to give it a good stir. It is also a good tip cleaner.
     
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  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Also handy for surface mount components in electronics - so I'm told.
     

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