28972Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: MG Chemicals Flux remover vs Ecoline Flux Remover
- Jan 17, 2013On 01/17/2013 01:46 AM, joshbensadon wrote:
>> Urrr? #4140? Tell me more. I use it all the time, and my boardsYes, the MG 4140 does as well.
>> usually have plastic on them.
> Well, I don't recall the MG Chemicals part number, I don't have any
> cans here at the moment. I'm using a cheaper product from Asalco
> called "FLUX-CLEAN" (Product No AE 101). Both are like you said,
> hard on the hands. They really suck the moisture out and leave your
> hands white.
> Both don't bother the plastic dip sockets but I did once see the MGYeah. I don't recall it ever having damaged anything, but I'm pretty
> Chemicals Flux Remover discolour a plastic case, luckily it was on
> the inside of the case only. I don't know enough about plastics to
> tell you which type it was. Since then, I've played it safe.
consistent about getting it where it's needed and nowhere else.
Sometimes you can't help overspray, though. Connector shells, sockets,
beepers with plastic enclosures, etc...never had any issues.
Interestingly, I was in a PCB assembly house yesterday, letting them
schmooze me a bit because I'm shopping around a big board assembly job.
They do full-board spray defluxing there, using MG #4140...but from
MUCH MUCH larger containers. ;)
> A real offensive product is that contact cleaner. I tried it once onThat's scary. I use their contact cleaner quite a lot as well, but I
> a switch, it got on the plastic button and within 10 minutes, the
> button became so brittle, it came apart with the slightest pressure.
try to avoid letting it touch anything but the contacts, just on general
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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