How to Solder Wires Together (Best tips and tricks)

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Learn How to Solder Correctly. In this video I show you the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques to properly solder, from what type of solder and flux you should use …

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  1. The one thing I would add, is after you solder the wires, clean off the flux, it can be corrosive over time, just get a little brush some Alcohol and clean it up. makes for a better joint long term. As another note always remember the solder will flow to the heat source so you can keep your iron in one spot and let the solder do the traveling.

  2. lol I wanted to learn this to see if I could fix my iPhone charging wire , couldn’t I just solder it and use some electrical tape instead of shrink bands ? I’m a total noob , had a soldering gun for years but I’m scared of things that involve electricity or wires lol my dad is probably not proud lol

  3. Great video. Been soldering for 40 years and I couldn't have done the video any better. Never have used the additional rosin core flux or the silicone. I'll HAVE to try that. Never too old or too experienced to learn something.!!!

  4. Been soldering since I was 12, I'm 34 now and have been soldering basically every day my entire adult life. Here's some constructive criticism:
    1. DONT USE LEAD FREE SOLDER. It sucks. Leaded solder may sound worse because lead is horrible to everything, but at the end of the day, you need a good connection and I've found that lead free is much harder to work with, especially for beginners, it doesn't melt as well, it doesn't flow as well, its difficult to see if you've cracked the solder joint etc.
    2. The best ratio for solder is 63/37. It's not the easiest to find but if you want the best results for basically any job, use that.
    3. Don't use the first method Chris showed here, use the western union. NASA uses a similar one and I've never in my life seen a professional use that first kind of splice for Copper wire.
    4. For the gun or iron, I personally like irons more because it's more versatile, maneuverable and controllable but for the type of soldering you use in cars, a gun might be a better choice

  5. I have been watching ChrisFix for about 2 years, and this is my favorite video yet. I only soldered 1 time before, and no wonder I hated it – I was doing it 100% wrong. I have an important project, & thought I would try again. I saw ChrisFix's name and was relieved that I would get proper instructions on the 1st video I watched. Thank you!!

  6. Thank you so much Chris! I had problem with soldering 16 AWG wires. I did exactly as what you taught us and it works really good. Thank you so much. You are a GREAT tutor. 😀

    Guys if you follow Chris's instruction step by step you will get great results.

  7. What's the difference between the soldering gun linked and the "professional" version. I see the power difference, but will it be overkill for car audio installs? I rather have more power for more uses, however I'm not sure if that mentality would be applicable for my intended use.

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