I'm having trouble soldering the ends of stainless steel cables. I like the smooth and durable look of a nicely finished cable end. I have no trouble soldering non-stainless steel cables.
Previous posts on the forum discuss the use of silver solder. I bought some 94/4 (4% silver content) from Radio Shack and still cannot get the solder to wick into the strands. I've tried two different kinds of fluxes: paste type for electronics and a pink liquid made by Ruby.
As I heat the cable with the iron, and touch the solder to the cable, the solder melts into little balls but they just roll on top of the cable, but does not wick into the strands.
Any suggestions for the proper material or techniques. Previous posters say to use silver solder, but don't really elaborate on specifics (like brands, silver content, flux type...)