[sdiy] water clean solder

patchell patchell at silcom.com
Sat Dec 29 01:53:31 CET 2001

    Pots you probably want to be careful of, but everything else I don't worry

    Word of caution about the 245 and 231.  After you use 231, make sure to
clean the board before using the 245.  You don't want these two fluxes to mix.

Bob Roesler wrote:

> Hi, all,
> I'm building a few of Jim Patchell's wave shapers, and for the first time,
> I'm using Kester "331" water clean solder, and "245" no clean.
> I'm wondering just which components are not safe to wash. Unsealed pots are
> pretty obvious, but what about electrolytics? Do the covers make them
> water-tight?
> Are there other components I should be concerned about?
> Thanks in advance for my newbie questions.
> Bob

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