Precise Spot Cleaning for PCB Rework & Repair
Cleaning pens remove unsightly and corrosive flux residues from solder joints. The Mighty Pen is a universal cleaner that is ideal for removing QC fault labels and markings, including from Sharpie-type markers. Conformal Coating Remover Pan provides a precise method of stripping conformal coating around PCB repair areas.
CircuitWorks® brand’s comprehensive line of conveniently packaged and precision dispensing rework and repair products makes circuit board repair and prototyping faster, easier and more accurate. Advanced-formula materials packaged in unique delivery systems ensure superior performance and pinpoint accuracy. The full range of products meets all of the
CircuitWorks® Products are compliant with IPC-7711 Rework of Electronic Assemblies, and ANSI/J-STD-001.
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Is there a good way to remove labels and sticky residues?
Old identification or QC fault labels can be difficult to remove. They either leave sticky adhesive behind that is insoluble by commonly available solvents like isopropyl alcohol (IPA), or are so dried and baked-on that they won’t budge. While consumer products like Goo Gone or bug-and-tar remover are common to see on workbenches, Chemtronics offers a cleaner that is actually intended for PCB repair called The Mighty Pen®. It contains a fast acting solvent that breaks down dried and sticky adhesives.
How do you remove conformal coating when repairing or reworking a PCB?
Chemtronics offers the CircuitWorks® Conformal Coating Remover Pen that allows you to remove a tight area of coating around a repair area without affecting the rest of the PCB. You first saturate the tip by tapping it lightly on a surface, which opens the valve and releases solvent. Holding the tip down may oversaturate it, which could lead to solvent flowing into unintended areas.