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Old 05-07-2010, 07:47 AM
Roger B2 Roger B2 is offline
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Default Re: Looking for help from Jewelers. Repair gone bad!!

Turtle,

It's something they don't tend to tell you in books but when soldering silver the whole piece has to be heated and when ready concentrate the heat on the solder join area - otherwise the metal will draw the heat away from where you are playing the flame. Gold doesn't do this as much and you can get away with the heat paste.

I've been caught out before on a silver ring with MOP and it gives you that sinking feeling when you peel away the "protective" barrier only to see that you have passed the point of no return.

Roger
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