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Old 08-03-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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I have never had this problem before. I try to solder my moter leads on to a team orion revolution moter, and the solder dont stick. I have tried to rough up the surface and still nothing. I use solder from radio shack. I dont know the specks on it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Try a hotter soldering iron it sounds like yours is to weak a good cheap iron is a Weller 40 watt make sure you dont get anything less then a 40 watt thats probably what your problem is.
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I have bought a few rolls of solder that will not do anything but form a blob. I know the lead free stuff is the what I've had trouble with. Radio Shack has quite a few to choose from, maybe you picked up some of the unleaded.
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Use soldering paste. Dip the tip of the soldering lead and apply a little coat on the surface that you're going to solder. Without soldering paste you will notice that it's building up a varnish-like substance every time you solder.
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try some flux
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try some flux

is there an echo in here?
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is there an echo in here?
oh did someone say flux already? my bad.
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oh did someone say flux already? my bad.

soldering paste is flux... though you knew that
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