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What do you guys use for soldering the metal? Cause my solder won't stick to metal. I even try the torch but still won't help.

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me......

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get some flux to clean the metal, this removed the dirt so you are soldering metal and not dirt, it sounds as if this is where you going wrong..

blow torch
mind you isnt too far off what i would try, have ya tried welding it yet? I wouldnt suggest it, might work


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Do you clean the metal first, Tigorl? That's the most vital bit. Scrub with fine wet-and-dry paper or wire wool before you do anything. 'Tin' the parts before you join them- that means apply solder to each part, then heat the joint together without applying extra solder. Don't use too Much heat- the solder beads up instead of flowing into the joint. And don't try and solder aluminium.

If you could tell us clearly what's actually happening when your solder doesn't 'stick', we can probably work out exactly where you're going wrong. Unless you've already got it sorted with the flux!

Good luck.
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Howmet, thank you for your info.
it works well, I did like you said and also I use flux like Rob said.
Thanks guys......
I forgot to scrub the metal,

And Rob, unfortunately I life in Indonesia. Not much store would like to have bussines with us. Well I get us to it. Anyway, your info are much worthed.
Muffin Man.....


Tigor L
 

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Tigorl! I'd love to hear about slot racing in Indonesia! How are things out there? What are you up to? Apart from soldering chassis....
 

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Beside looking for another slotcar player, I did make some track. Have a look at: My web
Tell me what do you think? Its open for everybody.....
So, when do I expect you here?

Tigor L
 

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Thank you guys,
But I did some extention with that track.
You can see Here
I call it "Bali Dream"

Back to the topic.
I did built some scratch car, but all I do without any soldering. I use glue on it cause I use plastic.



What do you think guys, is it scratch built enough for you?

Tigor L
 

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Yes tracks and the car it looks really nice..

//peter
 
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