Re: Painting brass
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In my case, I have to set the oven to 170ºF, because it won’t go any lower. So when it hits 150ºF, I’d put the model in and turn it off.
From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...>
Many years ago I learned a hard lesson about baking brass models. In conjunction with that lesson I also got to learn how to re-assemble some brass models. After that I still used Mrs. Switzer's oven, but I went about it differently. I now use the following steps:
1. preheat the oven to 150 degrees (I'm not disagreeing with 185 degrees)
2. when the light indicates the oven is at 150 degrees (pre-heat completed) turn it off
3. insert models
4. allow oven to cool and remove models
The bad experience I had may have been a defect in the oven, but I'm not going to find out a second time. I had placed the models in the oven and set it to pre-heat to 150 degrees. It appears that during the pre-heating process the oven went well above 150 to bring the oven to the desired temperature. That temperature was high enough to melt solder.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of bob.stetser@... [bob.stetser@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Painting brass
Soak in lacquer thinner for a couple of hours to remove whatever is on the model.