Pro-Wick Desoldering Braid

For the fastest wicking action, rosin flux coated braid is ideal for high volume PCB production/repair environments.

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

 
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

  • Rosin flux coated Desoldering braid
  • Fastest wicking action
  • Exceeds MIL-F-14256, Type R
  • Anti-static spool (except where indicated)

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Pro Wick 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
1808-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1808-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1808-100F 100ft (30.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
Pro Wick 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
1809-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1809-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1809-25F 25ft (7.6M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1802-100F 100ft (30.5M) long 1
1802-500F 500ft (152.4M) long 1
Pro Wick Green #3 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #3 Green

0.08" / 2.0mm - best for medium pads
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1810-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1810-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1810-25F 25ft (7.6M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1810-100F 100ft (30.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1803-500F 500ft (152.4M) long 1
Pro Wick Blue #4 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #4 Blue

0.110" / 2.8mm - best for large pads
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1811-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1811-10F 10ft (3M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1811-25F 25ft (7.6M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1811-100F 100ft (30.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1
1804-500F 500ft (152.4M) long 1
Pro Wick Brown #5 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #5 Brown

0.145" / 3.7mm - best for terminals
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1812-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
Pro Wick Red #6 Braid - 5' AS

Wick Size #6 Red

0.210" 5.3mm - best for large lugs
Sku Number Size Units
Per Case
1813-5F 5ft (1.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 25
1806-100F 100ft (30.5M) long, ESD-safe bobbin 1

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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