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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Mild Etchant for Delicate work. – PH7 Soldering Paste (50g) Reviews

posted by oyster181 on 06/14/2010

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Good for etch sensitive PCB's Cleaning up residue is simple with a hot, slightly damp rag.
Great for re-tinning your old soldering iron tips after scrubbing.
Cons:
Not as good as other fluxes for difficult to solder surfaces unless preheated on an abrased surface first.
Etchant takes a while at low temperatures to chemically clean a dirty copper surface, but this is not necessarily a con.
Other:
Definitely a good product for electronics or jewelery that utilize easily solderable surfaces.
Bottomline:
150 grams is a lot of flux etchant paste for a small price.
It's an OK mild paste suited to electronics work. But if you need to solder more difficult surfaces, get a plumbers grade flux from a hardware store.

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