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Help with soldering please

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:34 am
by buff
A friend of mine has a sterling silver plated tea pot which he dropped and jarred a piece off. I have experience soldering. I am wondering if I can get some silver solder from the hardware store and solder it back together with a small iron. The main thing I am concerned about is over heating the piece and leaving a dark spot. Any advice?

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:33 pm
by buff
Somebody please help me.

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:55 pm
by admin
Unless Brittania metal, it is hard solder torch work, suggest you seek out a professional.

Regards, Tom

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:05 am
by Doos

Silver solder needs temperatures much higher than the average soldering iron can handle, you need an open flame with plenty oxygen. I wouldn't recommend it on silverplate.
I would take Tom's advice.