How to Remove Oxidation

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How to Remove Oxidation

Postby karrotbear » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:45 pm

Hello everyone, I just thought I'd have a go and ask a question (with pic's included).

So, being the newb that I am, after soldering I forgot to wipe off the excess flux (Eziweld 801 - I think) and after a while I saw the associated oxidation from that. Now I know I can probably soak it in some vinegar mixture etc or hope that the first cleaning run will get rid of it, however my concern is with the SS ferrules which are soldered onto the copper. As they have also rusted a little from the flux. Now is this a problem? Should I try and manually remove it (with some type of bottle brush? if so what kind?) Should I soak it in some acid (even though it would not just be pure copper in there but a combination of copper and ss, will some preferential 'eating' happen?) or should I just leave it for the cleaning run?
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Re: How to Remove Oxidation

Postby Brendan » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:52 pm

Get some rough wet and dry paper, like 40 grit, and sand what you can off.

What you can't reach, hit it with some CLR for a few minutes, and a bottle brush will wipe it away. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How to Remove Oxidation

Postby MacStill » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:37 pm

soapy steelo pads :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How to Remove Oxidation

Postby crow » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:29 pm

Cleaning run will sort it bud
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Re: How to Remove Oxidation

Postby googe » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:54 pm

:text-imwithstupid:
MacStill wrote:soapy steelo pads :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How to Remove Oxidation

Postby karrotbear » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:11 pm

Awesome, I'll do all of those things :)
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Re: How to Remove Oxidation

Postby Camikaze » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:45 pm

My shotgun looked like that after a few days of excess solder sittin' happily on it. That was Baker's Soldering fluid. (awesome stuff btw..)

Cleaning run tore it right out mate. No need to worry there. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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