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Old 20th Jun 2019, 9:09 am   #31
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Default Re: Poor solderability of old components, solutions?

Originally Posted by G6Tanuki View Post
A lot of the fish-cans these days are aluminium.

Check with a magnet to see if it's plated-steel or something else. [I can confirm that 'Branston' baked-bean cans are solderable, plated steel, having today used a slice of one to make-up a grounding strap for the outer-braid of some thick coax]
Ah, they're aluminium! Odd, as they don't seem like it at all, feeling more like a thin tin plate. The peel-off lid is quite springy, not like ali at all.
Andy G1HBE.
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