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Does anyone have know a method for removing solder. I used some brass pipe to make the boiler for a porter bash project. After soldering the smoke stake on it and then removing it has left a large gob of solder. Heating and scraping seems to just move it around. I'm thinking its going to come down to filing and grinding may be the only way.
 

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Try some desoldering braid.. You can get at Radio Shack. Works good sucks the solder up. Later RJD
 

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I use a "solder sucker." This is a spring-loaded vacuum syringe that sucks up the excess solder with the touch of a button.
 

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Completely agree the braid is the best for model making.

Another method I have tried which works for some applications is to heat the solder and wipe it off with a wet sponge, it won’t remove it all but it’s a good starting point.

Solder suckers do have there purpose, I find them useful for electronics works.
 

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Years ago as a technician with Honeywell, I always used the little desolder bulb. Never had any luck with the spring thingy. Now I'm definitely a desoldering braid man.
 
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