[sdiy] top soldering through hole

Pete Hartman pete.hartman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 19:59:18 CET 2018


On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:48 PM, MTG <grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com>
wrote:

> Wash with what and dry how?  I've never water washed a board before.
>
>>
>>
Me, a few posts ago:



>                  I use Kester 331 water soluble flux solder for early
>>             components
>>                  (stuff that can get wet), and it comes off the board
>>             entirely with a
>>                  brush (nylon bristles, like a really big toothbrush)
>>             and warm/hot
>>                  water.  Thing about it is, if I were using it on the
>>             top and it were
>>                  getting under components it would take more like an
>>             ultrasonic bath
>>                  to clean and get flux out from under resistors and
>>             things, and if
>>                  you don't clean it, the stuff is corrosive in the
>>             longer run.
>>
>

It's (supposed to be) non-toxic, I just wash it in the bathroom sink.   I
only qualify because of course corporate marketing, who knows what's really
tested and what's not.  But many people do the same and I haven't heard any
bad results yet.
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