[Boatanchors] antenna wire

David C. Hallam dhallam at knology.net
Sat Nov 19 16:44:01 EST 2011

Lime Away contains sulfamic acid H3NSO3 rather than sulfuric acid 
H2SO4.  Sumfanic acid is widely used in household cleaners particularly 
for toilets and showers.  It is also used in coffee pot cleaners under 
various trade names.

Is not as strong an acid as sulfuric acid, but rubber gloves are 
recommended when using it.


On 11/19/2011 4:24 PM, Jim Bromley, K7JEB wrote:
> I use a cleaning product called 'Lime Away' that contains
> sulfuric acid to soak where I want to solder.  It
> "pickles" the copper, removing all the oxide. Use of
> rubber gloves strongly advised....
> Jim, K7JEB
> On 11/19/2011 1:27 PM, Jack Schrader wrote:
>>> It’s not that I’m cheap but everyone else is so generous.
>>> I have some copper stranded #14 ga. wire I would like to
>>> re-use but it is so black  and / or corroded that I cannot solder it.
>>> Is there any way to clean the end to make it solderable?
>>> Thanks
>>> Jack
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