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      My first thread and I am not sure I am putting it in the right place!!

      I have the Hasegawa Joining / Polishing Soft Metal Parts 1/8 Clerget engine - metal version . The crankcase assembly is in three parts . The two main hemisperical parts which house the 9 cylinders do not join seamlessly. As I want to have a highly polished metal finished effect how do I fill the gap in the seam after joining with superglue so that the join has the same metal affect as the 2 hemispheres?

      The 3 rd part of the crankcase ( the rear) appears to have a slight different metal colour . In spite of the use tamiya Joining / Polishing Soft Metal Parts rubbing compound I do not seem to be able to get it to match.

      Any advice would be very much valued!!


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    Hi Tony,

    You can use a soldering iron (not to hot Joining / Polishing Soft Metal Parts !) and fill the gap with solder! You can polish the metal parts with a brass brush

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    The brass brush works a treat!! . I will need a new soldering iron !- assume also consider 'cold' soldering

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    Joining / Polishing Soft Metal Parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    The brass brush works a treat!! . I will need a new soldering iron !- assume also consider 'cold' soldering

    Tony
    What is cod soldering? Thanks in advance.
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    This is a very old thread, but I think in this case "cold soldering" refers to very low temperature solder, such as that used to solder white metal. You can usually get this from model railway suppliers, where it is used to solder white metal rolling stock kits together. It needs a special flux and a variable temperature iron - I've used a 12v soldering iron connected to a variable DC power supply. Something to measure tip temperature is also useful, from memory you'll need about 145C (but don't quote me on that!)
    It's not very strong, but it can be polished...
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    Much appreciated. I'm sure now this was something I "knew", but slipped away! LOL
    Last edited by tricknology; 10-14-16 at 04:28 AM.
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