Okay, so maybe I didn't think that last one through.
I realized this when I needed to remove the flux on the bottom bracket after brazing the seat tube. I don't have a dedicated soaking tank for removing flux - which really is no problem. As long as you can with soak or run hot water over the area in some way, you'll be okay. Perfect, I can just stick it in my shower!
For those of you who don't know, California is in the middle of a pretty awful drought. They haven't started really cracking down yet, but they have started asking people to lessen their water use in any way possible, so I'm trying to be really careful. Leaving the seat tube and bb in the shower with the water running didn't really seem too responsible. So I had to improvise a bit.
Yep, I showered with a partially built bicycle frame.
It worked pretty well, I must say!
|All cleaned and partially filed!|
If you do happen notice a little bit of surface rust (which can happen in a humid environment), gently sand it off or use the magic of vinegar to get everything back to normal!