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Tin Bronze Wire - Dead Soft


 
Our tin bronze wire is a true bronze alloy made of tin and copper. Most so-called "bronze" wire and sheet sold is actually an alloy of copper and zinc, which is technically brass. Brass is a different color from our Tin Bronze wire. Brass is a muted yellow color against the warm rich bronze color of bronze. Our bronze wire works perfectly with BRONZclay and FASTfire BRONZclay, and can be fired in place.

BRONZclay is an alloy of 89% copper and 11% tin. We've added just a touch less tin to make the wire more malleable and easier to work with. Our wire has been fully annealed so the temper is dead soft. If you are familiar with dead soft fine silver or sterling silver wire, you'll notice immediately that Tin Bronze wire is much harder. It feels more like half hard sterling because of the nature of the alloy.

Be advised that when soldering, flux will deplete the tin from the surface of the wire and when the items are taken out of the pickle, they will appear to have been copper-plated, and removing this copper layer is not practical because it's much too deep. Be prepared  for a copper-enriched surface if you plan to solder using any type of boric or borax containing product. If you do not want a copper enriched surface, use a cold-connection, a low temperature solder that does not require pickling, or do not pickle objects that have been soldered.
Special alloy designed to be used with bronze clays. This is a true bronze alloy for color match.

Item# Item Name by the Foot or Coil Qty Add
WIR-450 Tin Bronze Wire - 16ga Dead Soft 10ft
$6.67
WIR-451 Tin Bronze Wire - 18ga Dead Soft 25ft
$8.60
WIR-452 Tin Bronze Wire - 20ga Dead Soft 25ft
$6.73
WIR-453 Tin Bronze Wire - 22ga Dead Soft 25ft
$5.37
WIR-454 Tin Bronze Wire - 24ga Dead Soft 25ft
$4.66
WIR-455 Tin Bronze Wire - 26ga Dead Soft 25ft
$4.10
WIR-456 Tin Bronze Wire - 28ga Dead Soft 25ft
$3.77
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