Re: Solid Brass woes.
im having a hard time believing your using real silver solder if you didnt have any issues with brass plating.
Matt- you're a metal smith, or glass smith, or something, right? Surely you are aware that sillfoss comes in a huge variety of heat ranges and bonding types? Combine an 0 or 00 small b-tank torch tip with a low melt range sillfoss and you won't affect the plating at all. (You can also temp control the surrounding metal if need be.) If you know what you're doing, which the guy that repair all the hookahs at my lounge certainly do, it's a permanent fix that's better and neater looking then the original joint. And no plating problems.