68280Re: [softrock40] Removing Flux
- Sep 2, 2012I've been using MEK and Q-tips. I know there are a lot of safer
chemicals around but I use it in a well-ventilated area. It seems to
be safe on all non-plastic electronic parts - IC's, chip caps and
resistors, through-hole caps and resistors, etc. I am always very
careful around trimmer caps with plastic cases; I just carefully swab
around the soldered contacts to get as much of the flux off as I can.
73, Zack W9SZ
On 9/1/12, Thomas Horsten <thomas@...> wrote:
> Never leave the flux on. It is corrosive and conductive and can cause
> problems if left in place. In addition a clean PCB is far easier to
> visually inspect for problems.
> I use Chemtronix Flux-Off, it comes in a spray can with an attached brush
> and is a very quick and easy way to clean up the board after soldering and
> making a mess with flux.
> 73, Thomas M0TRN
> On 1 September 2012 17:44, Kevin Kleinfelter <kevin@...> wrote:
>> Aesthetics aside, is there a practical reason why I should remove flux
>> from my circuit board, before ensconcing my RXTX in a case (where I hope
>> will live happily ever after)?
>> I don't care what it looks like inside the case, but I've read sales
>> drivel which suggests that the flux may degrade over time into a mildly
>> conductive salt. Is this a realistic concern? If so, what do you use to
>> wash the back side of the board?
>> Kevin /K4KPK
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