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How do you use an aerosol conformal coating? (2108-12S)
Shake well. SURFACE MUST BE CLEAN & MOISTURE FREE. Areas not requiring coating should be masked. Coating: Spray top to bottom, allowing coating to flow around components. Rotate board 90˚ and repeat process next...
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How do you use freeze spray?
For failure isolation, energize the suspect PC board. Spray on board to determine the area where the failure is occurring. Attach extension tube and spray on individual components until the failed component next...
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How do you use an aerosol cleaner?
Hold object to be cleaned in vertical position. Pull trigger gently to control solvent flow rate. Scrub with brush from top to bottom, allowing the liquid to flush away contaminants. next...
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Are Techspray technical brushes ESD-Safe?
Technically, none of the Techspray brushes are ESD-safe / static dissipative. The brushes with metal handles are conductive, so can be grounded (generally with a user and wrist strap). The bristles are next...
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What coverage area can I expect with Licron Crystal coating?
For aerosol (1756-8S), 2 light coats will cover ~ 2.5 sq meters (27 sq ft)/can. One light coat will give you about twice that. For bulk (1756-G), a 1-mil wet coat will yield ~ 972 sq ft/gallon. Note that next...
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How long will the Licron Crystal coating last before I have to reapply?
The EDS-safe properties don’t fade over time. The only thing they have to worry about is wear-and-tear on the surface. If a walking surface, I would recommend a floor coating instead. If a working next...
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What could cause foaming problems during rinse-off of the water-soluble masks?
Particulates + surfactants during rinse = foam. Check filtration system or drain & recharge the rinse water system as necessary. The particulates may come from various sources, but excess solder flux being next...
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My thermal paste seems like it's getting dried out. Can I re-solvate it?
Try adding VMP naphtha (a common paint thinner) to the compound at approximately 1 part VMP to 100 parts compound. Mix thoroughly to get it back to the consistency required. This is mostly by “eyeball” next...
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How can I stop a can of “canned air” aerosol duster from freezing up?
This phenomenon occurs due to the expansion of the compressed refrigerant liquid as it dispenses through the aerosol valve and flashes to a gas. If the aerosol is operated for a long period, frost may next...
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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 next...
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