Spot Cleaning Solder Flux Residues Using BrushClean™ System
Chemtronics® manufactures a large variety Flux-Off® brand solder flux residue removers to satisfy many different requirements, for
When a large area needs to be cleaned or rinsed, the trigger sprayer can be used without any attachment. For spraying into tighter areas, like under low standoff components, the straw attachment can be used. The BrushClean system allows you to clean in a more controlled way, avoiding
Each BrushClean can comes with a fresh brush. Choose the FluxOff® flux remover according to the flux you are trying to remove and other application requirements. For help, contact your Chemtronics® representative or go to www.chemtronics.com.
Chemtronics® Coventry™ brand consists of a variety of swabs and wipers dedicated to precision cleaning of sensitive electronics. The 4” x 4” (10.2cm x 10.2cm) Coventry Econowipe™ (part #6704) is a polyester-cellulose lint-free wiper that is ideal for use in combination with the
There is a common misconception that you can spray flux residues or swab with isopropyl alcohol and the contamination will evaporate with the solvent. What actually happens is the solvent evaporates but leaves the residue behind. This might hide the
Before you start, take necessary precautions to avoid electrostatic discharge, like a grounded wrist-strap.
To use a Flux-Off flux remover with a BrushClean system, place the wipe over component connectors to be cleaned. Lightly spray or dribble out a small amount of solvent while pressing down on the wiper firmly with the brush. Move around or scrub with the brush over the wipe to provide addition agitation. Shortly you will see the solvent with the dissolved flux wick up into the wipe. Repeat this step for each side of the component, moving to a fresh part of the wipe each time.