Water Soluble Flux - Tip Corrosion

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jack33, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. jack33

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    I have a spool of 63/37 solder with water soluble flux core (OAJ). I thought it was rosin core when I bought it some time ago. I just now read the fine print on the spool. I tried it and it worked fine and cleaned up easily, but I have read that it can cause tip corrosion. After I finished soldering, I cleaned the tip and retinned it with rosin core solder. I would like to use it since I have it, but I don't want to damage my tips. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Jack
     
  2. marshallf3

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    Buy a small can of rosin flux (non-acid) and drag the tip through it on a regular basis followed by a wet sponge.
     
  3. jack33

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    Dec 31, 2010
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    Thanks, I'll do that.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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