Silver solder is a type of solder that contains a higher percentage of silver than other types of solder. It is commonly used to join copper and brass parts because it has a lower melting point than other metals, such as lead, and therefore creates less heat.
To silver solder a flash hider, you will need the following supplies:
- Silver solder
- Torch or heat gun
- WD-40 or another lubricant
- Pipe wrench or vise grips
- Safety goggles
- Protective gloves
- Apply flux to both the flash hider and the pipe you are using to hold it. The flux will help the solder adhere to the metal better.
- Apply WD-40 or another lubricant to the threading on both the flash hider and the pipe. This will help to prevent the solder from sticking to the threads.
- Place the flash hider onto the pipe and use a pipe wrench or vise grips to hold it in place.
- Use a torch or heat gun to heat up the joint where the flash hider and pipe meet. The flux will begin to turn clear when it is hot enough.
- Apply silver solder to the joint and allow it to cool.
- Remove the flash hider from the pipe and test it out by screwing it onto the barrel of your gun. It should be firmly attached and not come loose easily.