- - Soldering Help
|Tedward ||01-28-2014 04:22 PM |
I have noticed that the cases on the Alpha pots are getting harder to solder to. Is there aluminum in the metal they use?
|BassLife77 ||01-28-2014 05:42 PM |
they put some weird coating on them. I buy alphas all the time. I use a dremel and lightly sand off the coating.
|Clouz ||01-28-2014 05:46 PM |
i always sand the pots just to rough them up so solder adheres better. never knew about the coating.
|Tedward ||01-28-2014 07:01 PM |
I have always scuffed the surface to remove any oxidation but, still find it difficult to solder with the new ones. It doesn't want to flow. Some times I feel that will damage the wafer from too much heat.
|BassLife77 ||01-28-2014 07:15 PM |
had the same problem with alphas I got recently. I think its a coating they put on them. I use a dremel with a stone bit to gently grind it off. then a glob of solder sticks to it easily
|Tedward ||01-29-2014 07:50 AM |
Thanks for the help
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