[sdiy] To SMT orNot to SMT.. that is my question

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Fri Dec 20 22:07:26 CET 2013

RMA gel flux from Cookson and regular IPA. Absolutely no residue, cleans 
I tried many fluxes and this one is the best.


W dniu 2013-12-20 20:54, MTG pisze:
> What are people using for flux and cleanup? I'm using a large MG No
> Clean Flux Paste syringe and while it solders great it does tend to
> leave quite a mess. Then I cleanup with good IPA but this tends to leave
> a sticky residue that takes a long time to dry. Hate that.
> On 12/20/2013 11:21 AM, Barry Klein wrote:
>> An Optivisor is a good thing to have around for small stuff (>0402).
>> I picked up the habit of having one on my head a lot from Leo Fender
>> years ago.  He had one, George Fullerton had one, I had/have one.
>> An Aoyue 8032 heat gun is good for chip removal but be careful with
>> them as they don't take abuse well.  Ours last about 4 months before
>> dying.
>> I use one of those USB microscopes (http://www.dinolite.us/ ) for
>> placement of scope or meter probes on things that normally you tend to
>> short out while testing.  I've never tried it for soldering.
>> Put the liquid rosin flux stuff in a syringe.  Grainger sells the
>> syringes.
>> Use "evil" lead/tin solder for lower melting temperature when
>> soldering things that have a ground pad.
>> "Outlaw bullets not solder" is my motto...  :-)
>> Barry
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