The nose bridge in my frames broke. I tried silver solder to reconnect the
broken ends, but the solder would not stick to the metal; it would just
roll off. Any suggestions? (yah, I suppose I could tape them and look like
a typical nerd : )
do you think most glass frames are Ti? I don't.
Unless they were bought knowing they were Ti,they probably are not.
I suspect Ti frames carry a premium price,and one is well aware that they
are paying for Ti.They might even be imprinted with that info.
(mine don't;just make,model and color)
At least steel can be determined with a magnet.
since he *already tried silver solder*,he might as well try solders made
for zinc alloys,can't do any more harm,as it's too late to have a pro try
to repair them even if they are Ti.I doubt any pro would want to make
repairs on a workpiece already screwed up by the owner's repair attempt.
I did a successful silver solder of my metal spec frame years ago
using an air-acetylene torch, borax flux and silver solder. The parts
to be joined have to be glowing red hot for the solder and flux to
flow. The enamel coating on the frame had to be scraped off first.
The adjoining enamel remaining on the frame was burned off by the
torch anyway but I think its still a good idea to remove the enamel
from the join surfaces anyway.
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