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    scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

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    Thanks RV
    Bruce

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  • Brian T
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    Hot soldering irons can be wiped clean on a wet cellulose sponge. The stand for my fine iron came with both sponge and dish.
    True, the copper tip needs to be "tinned" to prevent corrosion even though that always happens, sooner or later.
    In a past life, I built fire control systems for commercial and theatrical fireworks F/X.

    Some people think that 800 grit is a "fine grade of sandpaper."
    To tune up a pyrographic tip, 2 or 3 wipes each side on 1500 or finer is enough. Like honing a gouge.

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  • scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

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    Thanks SW for the clarification
    , have a super fine day
    Bruce

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  • Spiritwolfe
    Nikki

  • Spiritwolfe
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    Originally posted by scotia carver View Post
    Hi SW
    I always thought you were supposed to leave some solder on the soldering iron, like a real thin coat
    Bruce
    Yes, that's right but every now and then I get a bit of corrosion along the edges so I give it a quick swipe and polish it up a bit. The flux in solder can make a mess so between that and some rubbing alcohol it gets nicely cleaned up.

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  • joepaulbutler
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  • joepaulbutler
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    Originally posted by scotia carver View Post
    Hi SW
    I always thought you were supposed to leave some solder on the soldering iron, like a real thin coat
    Bruce
    I believe they are talking about wood burning tips , not soldering ?????

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  • scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

  • scotia carver
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    Hi SW
    I always thought you were supposed to leave some solder on the soldering iron, like a real thin coat
    Bruce

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  • scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

  • scotia carver
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    Thanks Oscar,
    I have used1200 grit wet paper on my knives,so why not on the burner tips

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  • Spiritwolfe
    Nikki

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    I clean both my soldering iron and razor rip with some fine metal sandpaper. It's a must have for me since I use these two tools often.

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  • Gypsy31
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    Bob K is right, I have always used a very fine sand paper, however I used the sand paper
    used by Auto Painters which works well on metal and just about lasts forever.
    Oscar

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  • scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

  • scotia carver
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    Thanks
    Tom for this info, I will pass it on at the club meeting tonight.
    Bruce

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  • Tom Ellis
    chipchaptom. Washington

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    You cn also do it on a leather strop with some honing compound........Tom

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  • scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

  • scotia carver
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    Thanks Bob
    I have done the sandpaper trick,ggod way to keep the carbon build up to a minimum
    Bruce

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  • Bob K.
    Ramsey, NJ

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    Although I've never done it I know it can be done. I think a few strokes over some very fine (1600 grit) sandpaper will do the trick. I'm someone else here will have some good advice.

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  • scotia carver
    Scotia Carver

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    started a topic sharpen burner tips

    sharpen burner tips

    Hi Y'all
    Just wondering if one is supposed to sharpen the edges of ones burner tips or not?
    Bruce
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