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 soldering a broken key
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-05-29 02:41

Does anyone know the type of solder I should use to fill in a crack on the bridge key arm for my oboe. It is not broken off but it will break so I want to solder it back together so it does not have a crack in it. I know it is silver solder but what % of silver should it be ?

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 Re: soldering a broken key
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-05-29 20:25

Silver solder wire with around 45% to 50% silver should be fine (used with the appropriate flux).

Chris.

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 Re: soldering a broken key
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-05-29 20:30

OK - sounds like what I have been researching - what kind of flux is good - any thoughts ?

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 Re: soldering a broken key
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-05-30 01:43

Easy-flo flux is a good all-round one for silver soldering.

I use it with both Easy-flo solder and also G6 silver solder which is a much higher temperature silver solder which is ideal for soldering pad cups to cup arms (before soldering them to key barrels or key rods), adjusting screw pips, right-angle bends, touchpieces to touchpiece arms and other parts that you don't want to fall off when soldering other parts on afterwards or in close proximity.

Chris.

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 Re: soldering a broken key
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-05-31 07:48

thanks performed the operation and all went well

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