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Offline Fox_Of_The_Wind

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Best way to take off flux
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:45:39 AM »
I got some extra flux on a board what is a easy and safe way to clean it up?

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Re: Best way to take off flux
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 08:54:26 AM »
I got some extra flux on a board what is a easy and safe way to clean it up?

I use "Flux Off". It works great. I think I ordered it from Amazon or Mouser.

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Re: Best way to take off flux
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 08:54:57 AM »
alcohol on a Q tip or small brush
nail polish remover is mostly acetone, that'll work.
If the flux is thick, it'll be brittle and you can chip it off with a sharp soldering aid.
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Re: Best way to take off flux
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 01:01:54 PM »
Thank you both!

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Re: Best way to take off flux
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 01:35:55 PM »
Just be certain that you do not get any of the alcohol or other liquids in the buzzer on the controller board as it will most likely ruin it.
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Re: Best way to take off flux
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 02:16:12 PM »
More soldering information is here:
http://www.lexingtonwx.com/html/soldering.html
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Re: Best way to take off flux
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 02:42:12 PM »
I got some extra flux on a board what is a easy and safe way to clean it up?

I use "Flux Off". It works great. I think I ordered it from Amazon or Mouser.

Joe

I also used "Flux Off" with the built-in brush. You can scrub the board while you are spraying.

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