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From: "PCS Electronics"
Subject: Re: Washing PCB's after soldering...with what?
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Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 23:29:57 +0100
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We're above 10 boards a week already.
The idea with compressed air is not bad, though.
Marko - PCS Electronics
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"Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
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> > We're hand-soldering (small series) our PCBs and are
> > wondering what would be the best chemical for washing
> > the boards afterwards.
> > We've tried Acetone and Ethanol, the first is way too strong as
> > it melts the caps and other plastic, the second (Ethanol - alcohol)
> > leaves the PCB looking very dry and ugly with white powder
> > where the soldering paste used to be.
> > Does anyone here have experience with this kind of stuff?
> Assuming you use solder that leaves that brown resin...
> Try paint 'thinner'. Take a round paintbrush, and cut the
> brush down until 10mm (half an inch) is left. Dip it in
> thinner and brush firmly. Repeat a few times, using a bit
> more thinner to wipe all sticky stuff off the board. Now
> use compressed air to blow it dry.
> Thinner contains toluene. Use it near open window or
> outside ;) If more than 10 boards per week, find a
> better and safer solution.
> Frank Bemelman
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