(Topic ID: 124366)

EM Tech: What do you use to clean your circuit boards?


By RyanClaytor

4 years ago



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    “What do you use to clean your circuit boards?”

    • Green Scotch Brite Pad 6 votes
      30%
    • Brasso 7 votes
      35%
    • Other Abrasive 3 votes
      15%
    • Other Chemical 3 votes
      15%
    • Other (My method not listed above) 1 vote
      5%

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    #51 4 years ago
    Quoted from ccotenj:

    i used that stuff...

    My old man insisted we score.
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    #52 4 years ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    I'll update with the new finger technique.

    Here we go. I was told...

    Quoted from ccotenj:

    remember... just a TAD... a bb sized amount is MORE than enough...

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    Does this look reasonable?

    Thanks again for your help, guys!
    Ryan Claytor
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    #53 4 years ago

    That looks good. You just want a very thin coating.

    #54 4 years ago

    I think it's important to clean the circuit boards without creating scratches which can trap dirt and cause further wear. I only use Brasso since it cleans well without harming the bakelite surface. If the rivets are grooved severely, I will resort to reworking them. Either just smoothing them a bit, or in extreme cases, adding solder and reforming the rivet.

    #55 4 years ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    I think it's important to clean the circuit boards without creating scratches which can trap dirt and cause further wear. I only use Brasso since it cleans well without harming the bakelite surface. If the rivets are grooved severely, I will resort to reworking them. Either just smoothing them a bit, or in extreme cases, adding solder and reforming the rivet.

    ever since you suggested brasso a long time ago, that's all i've used....

    - degrease board well with mean green...
    - polish with brasso... which, fwiw, is the easiest method... less mess than the previous methods i had used, like sandpaper with iso...
    - grease with superlube...

    done...

    #56 4 years ago

    Metal polish like Mother's also works just as well as Brasso. The Bakelite comes out nice and clean as well.

    #57 4 years ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    A product called "Brasso" was recommended to me.

    There is also "Silvo", it is a finer version of Brasso. as the name suggests, for cleaning silver.
    Steel wool is good to, it come in many grades.

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    #58 4 years ago
    Quoted from Chrisbee:

    ..
    Steel wool is good to, it come in many grades.

    Wonderful stuff for shining up rusty pin legs but keep it the ^%$ away from the insides!!!

    Red Scotchbrite on the circuit boards here. ~400 grit is fine enough that I'm not worried about scratches.

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