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How do you remove solder without suction?
All you need is Techspray desoldering braid (wick) and a soldering iron. Here are the basic instructions: 1) Place the braid over unwanted solder, preferably on the greatest solder build up so that it next...
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Can soldering be undone?
Yes, all you need is Techspray desoldering braid (wick) and a soldering iron. Here are the basic instructions: 1) Place the braid over unwanted solder, preferably on the greatest solder build up so that next...
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What is the best desoldering braid?
Desoldering braid is available in various flux types depending on your cleaning process and other requirements: 1) Rosin – Rosin fluxed braid has the fastest wicking action but does leave behind next...
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What is desoldering braid used for?
Desoldering braid or “wick” is a 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 next...
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Do you have swabs for cleaning tight areas?
While cotton bud swabs (aka Q-tips) are commonly used for electronics cleaning, they can be blunt instruments for dense PCB designs. Techspray offers a pointed cotton swab (part #2313-30PK), a pointed next...
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Are Q-tips / cotton bud swabs good for cleaning electronics?
Yes, cotton swabs are a common choice for electronics cleaning, cotton tends to lead behind threads and particulates. Open cell polyurethane foam swabs are a common, very clean replacement for cotton. next...
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What type of swab should I use with harsh solvents?
Just about any swab is compatible with isopropyl alcohol (IPA), but harsh solvents like acetone or toluene can cause foam swabs to swell and even break-down. For harsh solvents, cotton swabs are the best next...
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How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?
The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going next...
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How can I purchase replacement needle for Plato flux dispensing bottles?
Techspray does not offer replacement, only complete flux bottles. The needles are standard parts that are commonly used for automatic dispensing systems. You can find compatible needles with distributors next...
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How many cuts can I expect from the Plato 170 Shear Cutter?
The lifetime of a Plato 170 cutter is dependent on a number of variables, including the thickness of the wire or lead and the amount of force used in the cutting process. The spring and hinge mechanism next...
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