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Soldering Problems – Quick Tips

Stained glass soldering problems cover a wide range of symptoms. They’re all brought together here to giving you some quick answers to common soldering problems.

1. Solder Leaking Through To Other Side

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Solder bleeds through to other side

1. Your cutting could be the culprit with this soldering problem. Inaccurate cutting leaves wider gaps for the solder to flow through to the back side.

2. Your iron might be too hot, causing the solder to melt too quickly. Turn the rheostat down to somewhere between 700 – 750F or check you’ve got the correct temperature tip in if it’s a thermostatically controlled one. If all this is ok, get the iron checked out by an expert.

3. You might simply be soldering too slowly causing the solder to melt too quickly in one place.

4. Liquid flux is more likely than gel flux to cause this particular of the soldering problems. Try a different type of flux and check the difference.

5. It might be your solder type. 60/40 flows more easily than 50/50 and using it for copper foiling sometimes causes soldering problems.

Solution

Place a slightly damp towel or flannel under the piece while you’re soldering. It will cool the solder when it touches it and stop it pooling through to the other side.

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