Originally Posted by Nate
I have to af's both large and medium solid, i heated the lead solder off of all the joints both sides of stem, heart, hose port, valve and replaced them all with silver, all you need is a pencil torch and a small role of silver solder. i dont know about the gold Finnish burning off, but the nickle Finnish didn't burn off any of mine. I also replaced all the solder on my km, that lead stuff just doesnt look good and just because its lead i dont like it. The silver is shinny just like the rest of the hookah. oh ya and make sure to get the 99% silver solder and dont forget the a little flux to help get it moving.
im not sure what silver solder your using but IT solder isnt even 99% silver. at that point you are just fusing if you were to use it on fine silver and creating a eutectic bond on anything that doesnt melt below silver.
im having a hard time believing your using real silver solder if you didnt have any issues with brass plating.