You could try Ian at Betta and Classic or Chas Keeling at SCD.Or maybe Andy at AB Slotsport. Apologies if you have already tried them. I occasionally have no alternative but to use acid flux-Iv'e had mine for years-its horrible stuff....hope you find some. TED...
Post by David Lawson on Jul 9, 2015 14:29:32 GMT -5
I needed soldering flux a few months ago and went into my local hardware shop, one of those lovely old shops with a jumble of everything on the shelves and the smell of all sorts of hazardous and inflammable liquids. The elderly chap behind the counter was wearing old fashioned brown overalls and was a mine of information on everything I needed to buy. All shops used to be like this before big business took over.
The shop had Baker's Soldering Fluid No.3 and Fluxite Soldering Paste both of which I bought at a cost of £21 which is expensive but they will last for ages and I felt like I should support the local shop as he was so helpful.
I wonder if lead solder will eventually be unavailable too.
In my town, there are still a lot of hardware shops. None of them are very good, but at least they still exist, not yet having been put out of business by the large chains. If they do have solder, it is invariably the lead/tin type for electronics. I can't even find the solder paste that plumbers use. The flux sold is always the type for electronics - no acid allowed!