Stay Brite #8 is a lead free solder engineered to provide a strong, ductile connection on copper, brass, steel, and stainless steel. The silver color is also a good color match to stainless steel. Stay Brite #8 differs from Stay Brite as its higher silver content provides a melting range vs. Stay Brite's single temperature melting point. The melting range makes it suitable for soldering connections with a wider clearance. Stay Brite #8's low temperature characteristic promotes capillary flow and less base metal distortion and oxidation. Stay Brite #8 is often selected for residential HVAC tube connections as an alternative to brazing.