Re: [softrock40] Re: Flux Removal - Blech! and Good Grief
- Or simply confuse pregnant womens. For bottles of nailpolish
removers. Ha heaa LOL.
On 01/04/2011, Sandeep Lohia <sandeeplohia12@...> wrote:
> Thanks all. I use isoprofile to dilute some solid oil based flux and
> use it as paint to give a protective layer for my home eitched copper
> tracks for radios, both before and after soldering. And the copper
> never turns green, or the solder black. (here greenery is killing)
> LOL. And what ever chemmical we use have to scrub. When it's
> necessary Better just scrub on flux residue with appling anything
> just with a fine twizer of soft metal copper/wood or plastic while dry
> and blow. And it 100% removed without leaving a fine transpalent
> film. 73's VU3SXT.
> On 31/03/2011, Gordon JC Pearce <gordon@...> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-03-31 at 19:23 +0000, dan wrote:
>>> Hi Joel
>>> Cheap-o Wal-Mart generic Carburetor Cleaner works for me.
>>> 73, w5xz, dan
>> El-cheapo de-icer.
>> Gordon MM0YEQ
- On Thu, 2011-03-31 at 13:10 +0100, Leon Heller wrote:
> On 31/03/2011 01:40, Bernie Hunt wrote:The problem wit the dishwasher is it does not get the water hot enough.
> > I've always been a fan of water soluble flux. I know some people don't like it, but I've never had a problem with it. Give the board a good scrub under hot water and it's squeaky clean.
> Some years ago I had a job interview with a company. After the interview
> they showed me round their facility which included a PCB assembly area.
> I noticed a dishwasher and asked them about it - they used it for
> removing the water-soluble flux from their boards.
They recommend using 180 degree F water for washing boards in a washer.
And the really good places use deionized water also for cleaning.
I really like water-soluble flux it works so much better than no-clean
or rosin core. But NEVER use it on wires. It wicks up the insulation
and 6 weeks later has eaten through the wire and no more connection
under the insulation.