How do you clean flux residue after soldering stained glass?
People also ask, how do you remove oxidation from stained glass?
Try the following on your oxidised stained glass copper foil and see the magic for yourself:
- mix a quarter cup of white vinegar and a quarter teaspoon of table salt until the salt dissolves.
- dip the pieces of foiled glass into the mixture and swirl it around for about 30 seconds.
- rinse the pieces with water and dry them.
In respect to this, how do you remove flux from skin?
For homemade cleaner, try vintager or a combo of baking soda and vintager then brush on with an old brush. But I would recommend you go and buy a flux remover solution. You really need to remove the flux because it will eat away you clothes ( I damaged a very nice top because of that) and it's hard on your skin too.
Soldering Over Patina. You can, but it's messy. The patina makes dirty bits in the solder which are difficult to get rid of. It's easier to rub the patina off with fine steel or bronze wool first.