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lesstutrey 09-15-2011 04:10 PM

Prefered solder
Anyone who does voltmodding have any preference in solder, or do you just pick up stuff at radioshack? I'm having troubles getting small beads. (and i have a nice hakko 936-12 station and a few tips that i cannot get a small bead with. Dunno what heat to set it at either, seem to go too high if anything.

OC Maximus 09-15-2011 05:22 PM

I use RadioShack .015"-Diameter 62/36/2 Silver-Bearing Solder + a $5 Walmart soldering iron and it works Grrrrrrreat!

lesstutrey 09-15-2011 06:59 PM

i've probably been using to heavy gauge of solder to get the bead small enough. I shall head to the shack tomorrow.

Splave 09-16-2011 03:02 AM

Are you tinning the tip of the iron first?

GFDuke 09-16-2011 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by Splave (Post 82712)
Are you tinning the tip of the iron first?

Tru dat. I always tin my tip and my wire or VR legs, etc.. I usually don't even need to use solder when the connection is made.

lesstutrey 09-16-2011 03:14 PM

i think i am..by tinning you mean preping the tip with a small amount of solder on both sides right? perhaps i'm getting too thick a coat then so i get too thick a bead?

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