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colin-stevens

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Soldering
« on: November 19, 2016, 11:54:13 AM »

What is the best way to clean flux off the subject please?

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Re: Soldering
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 12:05:02 PM »

What sort of flux?

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Re: Soldering
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 01:50:18 PM »

Its a liquid flux, label long gone but I bought it from a model railway shop and I think it was a Carrs product.
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Re: Soldering
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 02:02:09 PM »

I have some Carrs bottles left from my railway modelling days. They make/made a neutraliser that is brushed on and then, preferably, rinsed off with water (though often that's impractical so I wiped it with a damp cloth or similar).

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Re: Soldering
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 03:17:04 PM »

Not au fait with that product. Resin based flux is easily cleaned with a small stiff brush (I use old toothbrushes) dipped in some isopropanol alcohol. Acetone also works especially if it old flux that's been on a long time and is stubborn to shift.

For acid type fluxes then usually water mixed with a bit of baking soda to neutralize any acid works for me.

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Re: Soldering
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 05:01:40 PM »

I wash my job in hot soapy water with a tooth brush .


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Re: Soldering
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 05:06:48 PM »

I always use IPA too - or sometimes any other electrical solvents like Everclean spray.
Acetone can attack some plastics
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