No-Clean Desoldering Braid

Techspray No-Clean desoldering braid (wick) does not leave behind ionic flux residues that can collect and form branches called “dendrites”. Other fluxes, if not cleaned properly, can cause dendrites that grow over time and eventually cause short circuits between traces or leads. Latent failures lead to costly returns and lower the quality perception of your products.

Desoldering braid or desoldering wick is a pre-fluxed copper braid that is used to remove solder, which allows components to be replaced and excess solder (e.g. bridging) to be removed. The soldering iron is applied to the wick as it sits on the solder joint, and when both are brought up to the solder's melting point, the flux is activated and, through capillary action from the braided design, solder is drawn up the wick. Techspray wick has been a mainstay at PCB rework, repair and prototyping stations for over 30-years.
 
Available in anti-static spools to prevent static build-up from damaging sensitive components.
 
Specifications: Meets or Exceeds MIL-F-14256, NASA NHB 5300, 4 (34-1), NASA NPC 200-4, NASA SP5002, IPC Standard-J-STD-004
Call-outs: Celestica (1821) 8690-0576, Celestica (1822) 8690-0588, Celestica (1823) 8690-0577, HP (1821) 8690-0588, HP (1823) HP 8690-0577
 
Size chart:
Braid #    Color Code    Width (in)    Width (mm)    
#1 White 0.035 0.9
#2 Yellow 0.055 1.4
#3 Green 0.075 1.9
#4 Blue 0.098 2.5
#5 Brown 0.130 3.3
#6 Red 0.193 4.9
 

Features & Benefits

  • No-clean flux coated braid
  • Cleanest wick - clear, non-reactive residues
  • Will not leave ionic residue -- avoid dendrite failure
  • Exceeds MIL-F-14256

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No-Clean White #1 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #1 White/Gray

0.03" / 0.8mm wide - best for SMD and micro-circuits
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1820-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1820-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1820-50F 50ft (15.2M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1814-100F 100ft (30.5M) long 1
No-Clean Yellow #2 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #2 Yellow

0.06" / 1.5mm wide - best for small pads and SMD
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1821-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1821-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1821-25F 25ft (7.6M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1821-50F 50ft (15.2M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1815-100F 100ft (30.5M) long 1
No-Clean Green #3 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #3 Green

0.08" / 2.0mm - best for medium pads
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1822-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1822-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1822-50F 50ft (15.2M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1822-100F 100ft (30.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
No-Clean Blue #4 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #4 Blue

0.110" / 2.8mm - best for large pads
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1823-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1823-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1823-25F 25ft (7.6M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1823-100F 100ft (30.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
No-Clean Brown #5 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #5 Brown

0.145" / 3.7mm - best for terminals
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1824-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1824-25F 25ft (7.6M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
No-Clean Red #6 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #6 Red

0.210" 5.3mm - best for large lugs
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1825-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25

FAQ's

How are Techspray's desoldering braid products classified?

Techspray uses 2 types of flux: Prowick line is a natural gum rosin. Per J-STD-004 Section 3.2, the Prowick is classified as ROL0. Per British Std. EN 29454-1:1993 and ISO9454-1:1990, Prowick has a classification of 1.1.1.B. No-Clean flux is a synthetic (non-colophony)flux. Per J-STD-004 Section 3.2, it is classified as REL0. Per British Std. EN 29454-1:1993 and ISO9454-1:1990, the No-Clean flux has a classification of 1.2.3.B.

How do you remove solder without suction?

All you need is Techspray desoldering braid (wick) and a soldering iron. Here are the basic instructions: 1) Place the braid over unwanted solder, preferably on the greatest solder build up so that it maximizes the contact of the braid to the surface area of the solder. 2) Next, place your iron tip over the wick at 45 degrees and allow heat to transfer to the pad. Molten solder will absorb into the braid. 3) Move the solder tip and braid as needed to remove all of the solder at one time. Careful not to drag the braid over the pads, which can scratch. 4) Once the braid is full of solder, you must trim the spent portion and move to fresh braid in order to pull more solder. Remove the iron and braid simultaneously to avoid soldering the wire to the board.

Can soldering be undone?

Yes, all you need is Techspray desoldering braid (wick) and a soldering iron. Here are the basic instructions: 1) Place the braid over unwanted solder, preferably on the greatest solder build up so that it maximizes the contact of the braid to the surface area of the solder. 2) Next, place your iron tip over the wick at 45 degrees and allow heat to transfer to the pad. Molten solder will absorb into the braid. 3) Move the solder tip and braid as needed to remove all of the solder at one time. Careful not to drag the braid over the pads, which can scratch. 4) Once the braid is full of solder, you must trim the spent portion and move to fresh braid in order to pull more solder. Remove the iron and braid simultaneously to avoid soldering the wire to the board.

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