heat sinks and solder barriers

heat sinks and solder barriers

Post by ~Anthon » Thu, 06 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Another question: when attaching what I would call findings ( little
things like rings to attach chains, or hinges, or chains themselves) to
foiled or leaded glass, do you ever use heat sinks (device to draw heat
away from area you don't want solder to run to)? like what? Also, is there
a product that can be painted on an area that would discourage solder from
flowing into that area (like a hinge joint) in case your iron skills
aren't quite deft enough to avoid heating that area? Sort of like
anti-flux?
Thanks, group, for your help.
--SB

 
 
 

heat sinks and solder barriers

Post by Sam Gaylo » Fri, 07 Jun 1996 04:00:00


: Another question: when attaching what I would call findings ( little
: things like rings to attach chains, or hinges, or chains themselves) to
: foiled or leaded glass, do you ever use heat sinks (device to draw heat
: away from area you don't want solder to run to)? like what? Also, is there
: a product that can be painted on an area that would discourage solder from
: flowing into that area (like a hinge joint) in case your iron skills
: aren't quite deft enough to avoid heating that area? Sort of like
: anti-flux?
: Thanks, group, for your help.
: --SB

What you want is called a solder mask, and you might be able to get one of
many types at an electronics store.  Not Radio Shack, but the type that
sells electronic components to local industries.  Solder mask is used to
prevent solder from getting into spots it shouldn't be when soldering
printed circuit boards.

samg


Hewlett Packard/Colorado Springs