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Forum: Vintage Cymbals 06-01-2021, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

Youíre about 1.21 Gigawatts off on that equation but good for a laugh.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-28-2021, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

I don’t think you understand that flux is used as a cleaning or purifying agent. For instance when soldering, flux is typically smeared on first with a small brush (it’s kind of like vasoline or...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-27-2021, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

I found a YouTube sample of the method used. It’s like looking into a microscope with crosshairs on the area you wish to weld. A silicon bronze was used for the rod material on the cymbal.
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Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-25-2021, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

Ha ha! Thanks, he really did an incredible job.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-24-2021, 11:27 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

Thanks! He did not use any flux. This has been welded, not soldered or brazed.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-21-2021, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

Iíve been playing on it and even after several good wallops, Iím pleased to say itís holding strong so far. Great welding job by my brother!
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-10-2021, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

My brother had attempted to weld one recently and was successful. It had a long crack along the bell and a short one at end. (Top side and underside pictures) The first and last pic are the underside...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 12-24-2012, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Olimpass
Re: Repairing cymbals before/after

I'm very suprised that the cymbal was able to be welded. What material was used to weld it? My brother attempted a Zildjian tig welding and had no luck. It just kept popping. Also the heat generated...
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