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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Wow – Solder Tip Refresher Reviews

posted by ronderwear on 02/12/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Novice (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Finally got it! Works realy well! It even plated the bare copper where the iron started to peal. I have a Portasol butane iron and it's heads are pretty expensive and hard to find. This stuff is great!
Cons:
Small amount, but looks like it will last at least ten uses. It is priced a bit high.
Hard to get the right temp. The stuff needs to melt, bubble a bit, but not burn and blacken.
Make sure to ventilate your working space! Releases ammonia gas when used!
Not really a con but it comes in a taller cylinder container rather than the flatter pebble shape one pictured.
Other:
Starts to melts in to a gooey liquid when used. If the goo starts to blacken, you're too hot. I actually poured it out and continued to use it so I wouldn't melt the rest of the product. Helps if you add a bit of solder to the mix and -gently- rub on the goo with a small screwdriver. You dont want to remove the iron plating. (The screwdriver got plated as well :)
Bottomline:
A great way to restore your dead soldering heads! I little bit goes a long way so it's worth it!

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