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Old 25-Apr-2014, 6:27 PM   #8
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I have used a zinc based rod to successfully 'solder' cast aluminum. I had had a couple of sample packs of assorted soldering and brazing rod lying around for years and finally had a need to try a repair on aluminum. I think I had bought the rod at a Fred Meyer store more than ten years ago.

Copper will be far easier to solder... clean it well, use the right flux and enough heat.
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