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 Posted: Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 03:28 am
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We We recently completed a project and were asked about "cleaning  up" the solder joints.  Someone has asserted that joints must finished by grinding and then painting them, to achieve a uniform appearance!  We have buffed panels, of course, but never this.

Has anyone else been asked about such a finishing technique?  I think I have seen some door panel inserts that used brass came and had something like paint (patina??) put on the joints.

Anyway, we replied with an assertion of what we consider to be the standards of the craft:  Appropriately sized solder joints based on the came size; acknowledging that windows are hand-made and that solder joints reflect the individual skill of the crafts-person working on them; and, finally, that we strive to exceed best-practices of the trade.


Last edited on Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 06:20 am by bkessler

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