Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › How long can I wait after soldering to clean the flux off the board before any damage occurs? (RA flux)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How long can I wait after soldering to clean the flux off the board before any damage occurs? (RA...

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

I'll have to wait another two days for the last two parts to come in, but I'd like to start soldering now. I'm using 63/37 solder (RA flux, 2.2% flux), and I was wondering how long after soldering can I wait without cleaning the board before damage occurs? I'm pretty sure the "A" in "RA flux" means "activated". I think it's corrosive... Would it be safe to solder, wait for two days or even one whole week without cleaning, complete soldering, and [i]then[/i] finally clean the flux off the board with alcohol?

post #2 of 2

Probably a year or 2 wink_face.gif

 

Rosin fluxes are corrosive, but not very much.


Edited by DingoSmuggler - 1/15/12 at 9:12pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › How long can I wait after soldering to clean the flux off the board before any damage occurs? (RA flux)