Hi, What methods do you consider best for cleaning flux off of PCBs? There are some very expensive looking commercial wash's but are they necessary for DIY? There must be something consumer grade that works better than just a small tank of 99% isopropyl alcohol.. is that all you use if anything at all? I'm curious to hear about how you PCB people go about this.
I'm with John12ax7 on the no-clean solder.At work, we use a low-foaming no-phosphate cleaner called Detergent 8. A gallon costs about $100, but you dilute it something like 50:1 (one gallon makes 50 gallons of usable solution). Squirt it on the board, scrub with a toothbrush or a 1"-wide chip (paint) brush with the bristles cut short, and then rinse with de-ionized or distilled water. (Tap water leaves that white powdery residue.) Works better than alcohol, too. Dry the board with compressed shop air.NB: ensure that your parts can be washed! Don't try to clean a board that has un-sealed pots or switches installed.
what does it mean "kind of wimply" ? I did not found this word " wimply" on dictionaryEDIT: I guess it should be "wimpy"
I use this :http://www.kontaktspray.hu/en/?Products:Cleaners_and_contact_maintainers:Kontakt_PCC_printed_circuit_board_cleaneryou achieve the same results with a toothbrush and iso- Alcohol