It does me too...not sure why that is. Hope someone has some hints for making it work.
Hmn...well, happy experimenting then, I guess!
I agree but I learned a good tip, I have not tried it yet I just love silver so much, here it is..........Okay so you're using silver solder which is obviously visible YUCKY especially if it doesn't cooperate :(Electro pickle the piece causing the silver to turn copper color by adding a piece of steel wool to pickle. Obviously you would want to do it in a separate container than your pickle pot. If you try it let me know your results....Have a grand day, xo Ro
Thanks for the support ladies! Ro, thanks so much! I tried to copper plate the silver spots, and only had a little luck. I've copper plated the crap out of stuff on accident before, but funny how it didn't want to work when I wanted it to! I was trying to spot copper plate by dapping steel wool in pickle then applying it to the spot. I really didn't think it worked that well, and I almost scrapped my project. But I persevered and finished my piece, and gave it a los bath and a nice scrub and they turned out beautifully!I really think it has something to do with the way copper conducts heat that makes the solder harder to control. Practice makes perfect eh?