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sealing soldered art

Posted by jksncsu (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 29, 09 at 11:18

Hi! I am new to this forum and it looks great! Lots of good information, but I couldn't find the answer to my question. I am making jewelry (soldered) and was wondering what type of "sealer" you can paint onto the solder to help keep it from tarnishing? Is there such a thing? I use the lead-free type solder. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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RE: sealing soldered art

I just use a car wax on mine, but I haven't done jewelery yet. Good question, I hope you find out!

RE: sealing soldered art

when i took a stained glass class the teacher suggested car wax. though i never tried it some in the class did and said it worked fine.

RE: sealing soldered art

Many thanks for the answers!!!!! Carwax it shall be! I'll give it a try!

RE: sealing soldered art

It has to be a silicone based car wax.

Do you patina the solder?

My stained glass teacher gave me the impression that the solder will always tarnish unless you patina it. I have always wanted to patina my work anyway, so I don't have any unpatinad pieces to look at to see if they have tarnished

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