Can you help. I am new to this stuff.
The catalyst on my gas soldering iron doesn't glow as red as it used
to. Maybe some bits of material I used to file the iron's tip got
into the catalyst.
How can I clean the catalyst without damaging it?
I don't want to leave it with a residue that makes if fail altogether
but I don't know the chemistry/physics of what might happen with a
I've only got access to domestic cleaners.
Would isopropyl alcohol damage it?
Home dry-cleaning fluid?
Perhaps a spray of some of gas lighter fuel I used to refill the iron
(a) acetone free or (b) acetone-based nail varnish remover? (Or does
it have gummy stuff in it?)
13 years ago