Soldering Stations

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Can I use Shoe Goo instead of soldering?

Friday, January 21st, 2011
argh.pirate asked:

I took apart a video game controller and the two wires leading to the battery box came loose because they were in the heat outside (100) degrees while the paint for the shell dried. They were held on the circuit board with a goo but I don't want to buy soldering goo or whatever it's called. Can I use a little Shoe Goo to do this? Will it conduct electricity? It looks and feels similar to the little bit that's left on the circuit board. Solderers please help!
Or what about a glue gun?
Also, what is solder paste and would this work? How much is it and where can I get it?


Got any ideas how to heat a little bit of solder without a soldering iron?

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
. asked:

I need to connect a small wire which broke off there is a little blob of solder where it came from so i need to heat it up but i don't have a soldering iron right now?


Can I use a clothes iron as a soldering iron?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
quiznosman asked:

I'm trying to make a battery pack for my camcorder. Doing so requires a soldering iron. Could I use an iron that I iron my clothes with to do this or would I have to buy a soldering iron?


Is a 25 watt Soldering Iron enough for Guitar work?

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Jake E Lee of Fusion asked:

My input jack is disconnected. I figured I would go ahead and buy a soldering Iron for all purpose guitar maintenance - I bought a 25 watt Weller - Is this enough wattage?


Why is the soldering iron tip life is short?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010
fahmey_eusoff asked:

During the past 2 months, I've bought 2 new soldering iron and both tips failed after a short span of time. What makes its life so short?


Is a soldering iron my best bet?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010
dunczilla asked:

I am planning a piece of art which will be made mostly of copper-plated mild steel welding rods (1.6mm dia.) laid out in a grid-style pattern with other bits of copper attached to it in random fashion. Before I dash out and buy a soldering iron I just wanted to ask if this is the best solution for what I want to achieve. The piece will be wall-hung, so it will not need to carry significant weight. If anyone can advise I'd be grateful.