Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

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Jim Dobson
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Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by Jim Dobson » Fri May 31, 2019 12:43 am

How to make a silicone soldering brush.
You won't believe just how well these work. I wished I'd had one of these years ago. No more burnt small paintbrushes and you can custom make any size of these you wanted, thick bristles, thin bristles, solid etc etc
A great bit of kit!


Here's the YouTube link, for the life of me I can't get videos to show up on The Home Machinist.

https://youtu.be/tr37ctxT-dM
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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by RSG » Fri May 31, 2019 6:53 am

Nice Jim,

I have to solder a bunch of copper tubing to make a diy air cooler for my compressor, not sure if I need something like this or not but it looks like it works well for you.
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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by Jim Dobson » Fri May 31, 2019 7:30 am

Thanks RSG :)
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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by SteveM » Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 am

That will save me some grinding when I silver solder bandsaw blades.

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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by GlennW » Fri May 31, 2019 10:57 am

The radiator industry uses fiberglass bristle brushes, so if you have fiberglass cloth you can do the same using the strands.
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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Fri May 31, 2019 2:21 pm

I rather doubt silicone will stand up to silver soldering temperatures.

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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by Harold_V » Fri May 31, 2019 3:49 pm

SteveM wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 am
That will save me some grinding when I silver solder bandsaw blades.
Silicone rubber will not tolerate the temperature necessary to silver solder.

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Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Post by Jim Dobson » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:40 pm

Yes Harold, it won't stand up to silver brazing temps.
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