Desoldering Braid

Desoldering Braid

Desoldering braid (wick) is pre-fluxed copper braid that is used to remove solder, which allows components to be replaced and excess solder (e.g. bridging) to be removed. The soldering iron is applied to the wick as it sits on the solder joint, and when both are brought up to the solder's melting point, the flux is activated and, through capilary action from the braided design, solder is drawn up the wick. Techspray wick has been a mainstay at PCB rework, repair and prototyping stations for over 30-years.

Available in static dissipative bobbins for static sensitive environments, and in two different flux types and unfluxed:

  • No-Clean desoldering braid - coated with proprietary flux that only leaves a slight clear residue, which does not cause dendritic grownth, corrosion and other service issues. Cleaning after using Techspray No-Clean wick is optional.
  • Pro-Wick desildering braid - coated with a fast activating rosin flux for lightning fast solder removal.
  • Unfluxed desoldering braid - ideal for customers that use an aqueous flux, or are required to maintain the same flux throughout board assembly and rework.

All Techspray desoldering braid is effective on lead and lead-free solders, is complaint with RoHS, and does not contain SVHC as defined by REACH.

Specifications: Meets or Exceeds MIL-F-14256; NASA NHB 5300, 4 (34-1); NASA NPC 200-4; NASA SP5002; 1821:HP 8690-0588; 1823: HP 8690-0577; IPC Standard-J-STD-004

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No-Clean Desoldering Braid

No corrosive ionic flux residues, so cleaning is optional

Pro-Wick Desoldering Braid

For the fastest solder wicking action

Unfluxed Desoldering Braid

Use your own flux -- ideal for aqueous process