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Solder question

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I'm considering using bending some 60/40 rosin core solder I have laying around into simulated window gaskets for some odd shaped cab windows to help conceal some gaps bewteen the window and the window opening of my model. I already tried bending brass wire, but the solder does a better job of conforming to the window opening curves.

My question - at room temp, will the rosin leech out from the solder over time? Could this ruin the paint or etch/fog the plastic windows? Will solder even accept a coat of spray paint or an adhesive to bond it to the window opening? Thanks for any suggestions or insight.
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You should not quench brass as this hardens it. No need to heat it minutes either if it is thin wire. Only if you're using 25mm or so you'll need to heat it a bit longer.
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