68322Re: Removing Flux
- Sep 3, 2012For what it is worth ... I usually remove excess flux using dental
picks. Easy to get all flux out without the chemical problems that can
crop up. Just blow scrapped flux off/out with a little compressed air.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Zack Widup <w9sz.zack@...> wrote:
> I'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
> > 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
> > and is a very quick and easy way to clean up the board after
> > 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
> >> from my circuit board, before ensconcing my RXTX in a case (where I
> >> it
> >> will live happily ever after)?
> >> I don't care what it looks like inside the case, but I've read
> >> drivel which suggests that the flux may degrade over time into a
> >> conductive salt. Is this a realistic concern? If so, what do you
> >> wash the back side of the board?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Kevin /K4KPK
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