28973Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: MG Chemicals Flux remover vs Ecoline Flux Remover
- Jan 17, 2013On 01/17/2013 06:02 AM, corey986 wrote:
> What do you normally use on Vintage Stuff then?MG 4140. :) I do a lot of repairs on vintage stuff, but I do far more
work on current hardware. (that's why my earlier response must've been
> I was cleaning someYeah isopropyl alcohol won't both most fluxes very much. Even the MG
> pretty "fluxy" MITS ram cards yesterday that I just got and 99% ISP
> barely did anything. Ecoline worked but I had 3 ram cards to do so
> it took 1/2 a can (they were really bad). I was saving that can for
> my Sol which was a kit so I'm sure once I get the main board out will
> need a good cleaning. I'm going with the Bill D method of
> troubleshooting, clean the darn thing up so you can see what you
> actually have going on when you start debugging. I also have my
> SIO-A and 88-PMC card to clean this week before I install them and
> I'm guessing they will finish off my Ecoline supply.
4140 has trouble with very old, discolored flux. Scrub scrub scrub..
> Thanks, Corey--
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On 01/16/2013 04:28 PM, corey986 wrote:
>>> Yes Evan this is on topic...
>>> I currently use Ecoline Flux remover to clean up old cards, this
>>> stuff is expensive and I have to mail order it. I noticed when I
>>> was picking up some 99.99% ISP the other day that my local
>>> electronics store carries MG Chemicals Flux remover which was
>>> about $5 cheaper a bottle not counting its local without
>>> Has anyone used the MG one? Is it as safe as the Ecoline for
>>> old cards and systems (plastic safe)? Does it work as well?
>> I use one of MG's flux removers, product #4140. I've had no
>> problems with it attacking plastics. It's tough on your hands,
>> though...use gloves! I've mostly used it on new stuff, but I've
>> used it on vintage boards on occasion as well.
>> -- Dave McGuire, AK4HZ New Kensington, PA
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