Can you solder sterling silver?
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Simply so, what kind of solder do you use for sterling silver?
For use with sterling silver, Argentium® sterling silver and fine silver. Medium Grade Silver Solder Cadmium-free solder, available in your choice of sheet or wire. Both forms melt at 1275° F (691° C). Excellent for the middle stage of soldering a complex piece with many joints.
Also, does solder stick to silver? Purchase silver solder. Silver solder is an alloy formed from silver and other metals, designed to join with silver but melt at a lower temperature. Do not attempt to use lead solder when soldering silver, as it will usually fail to work and is difficult to remove.
Besides, can you use a soldering iron on sterling silver?
A soldering iron will not be suitable for soldering sterling silver. You will need to use a gas torch to achieve the correct temperature.
What metal Cannot be soldered?
Stainless steel and high alloy steel have a low solderability because the chromium alloying element creates oxides that require aggressive fluxes. The only way that the final category of metals can be soldered is by pre-plating them in a metal that is solderable.