Board Repair Pens

TraceTech board repair system allows any level of technician to quickly perform quality board repairs in-house without the use of expensive equipment or time-consuming and unsightly jumpers. Meets IPC board repair standards. Other TraceTech pens are available to allow quick, convenient, and high quality board repair and rework.

TraceTech No-clean Flux Pen - Formulated to perform at the elevated temperatures of lead-free soldering but is also effective for tin-lead soldering as well. It's designed with a low surface tension to prevent bridging. Post-soldering cleaning is optional because the light residue left after soldering is barely noticeable is non-corrosive and halide free. 

TraceTech Flux Remover PenProvides convenient touch­up cleaning of flux residues, including R, RMA, SA, and no­clean fluxes.

TraceTech Conductive Pen -  It allows you to literally redraw the trace, because it contains highly conductive silver suspended in a liquid polymer. 

TraceTech Green Overcoat Pen - This pen contains green acrylic conformal coating, which can insulate circuit board traces and components against high voltage arcing, and provides excellent protection from moisture and fungus.

TraceTech Conformal Coating Remover Pen - Allows you to remove a tight area of coating around a repair area without affecting the rest of the PCB. 

TraceTech Conductive Pen TraceTech Conductive Pen
Silver ink conductive pen for repairing electronic traces
TraceTech Flux Remover Pen TraceTech Flux Remover Pen
Spot cleaning for PCB rework and repair
TraceTech No-Clean Flux Pen TraceTech No-Clean Flux Pen
No-clean flux applicator pen for PCB rework and repair
TraceTech Overcoat Pen - Green TraceTech Green Overcoat Pen
Resist repair pen for PCB rework and repair
Conformal Coating Remover Pen TraceTech Conformal Coating Remover Pen
Spot coating remover in applicator pen for PCB rework and repair

FAQ's

What flux should I use when replacing PCB components?

TraceTech No-clean Flux Pen is formulated to perform at the elevated temperatures of lead-free soldering but is also effective for tin-lead soldering as well. It's designed with a low surface tension to prevent bridging. Post-soldering cleaning is optional because the light residue left after soldering is barely noticeable is non-corrosive and halide free. Flux pens are an excellent way to dispense flux for benchtop soldering. You just hold the pen vertically and briefly depress the tip to start the liquid flow. This will saturate the tip of the pen with flux. Draw flux on the area to be soldered. Gently press the tip again when more flux is needed to keep the tip damp with flux.

How do you repair a broken trace on a PCB?

A common method of repairing a broken trace is to solder on a jumper, which is basically a wire bypass around the broken trace. This can be time-consuming and visually unappealing. Techspray offers TraceTech Conductive Pen, which contains highly conductive silver suspended in a liquid polymer. This pens allows you to literally redraw the trace.

How do you remove conformal coating when repairing or reworking a PCB?

Techspray offers the TraceTech Conformal Coating Remover Pen that allows you to remove a tight area of coating around a repair area without affecting the rest of the PCB. You first saturate the tip by tapping it lightly on a surface, which opens the valve and releases solvent. Holding the tip down may oversaturate it, which could lead to solvent flowing into unintended areas.

Can I add my own flux to solder wick?

In a production or repair environment where the flux is specified and can’t be changed, or when an aqueous flux is needed, you can add your own flux to this type of braid. Unfluxed wick will not remove solder unless flux is added. TraceTech No-Clean Flux Pen is formulated to perform at the elevated temperatures of lead-free soldering but is also effective for tin-lead soldering as well. It's designed with a low surface tension to prevent bridging. Post-soldering cleaning is optional because the light residue left after soldering is barely noticeable is non-corrosive and halide free. This is a good choice for tin-lead soldering where cleaning is to be avoided.

Is solder mask / resist / overcoat necessary?

Not always, but that depends on the design and end-use of the printed circuit board (PCB). Solder mask (also called resist and overcoat) is used to isolate conductive areas of the PCB by covering them with an insulative layer. It also stops solder from wetting (flowing) beyond contact areas, so prevents bridging and other soldering defects.

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