Can lacquer save PCB?

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Welcome to AAC!

Are you referring to unpowered circuits? Immersion in water or tolerance to humidity? Exposed to elements or in an enclosure?
 

tcmtech

Joined Nov 4, 2013
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Yes it will help considerably. I've done it many times to circuit boards that had to work in dusty damp or generally harsh environments.
 

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hazzard

Joined Oct 8, 2008
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Welcome to AAC!

Are you referring to unpowered circuits? Immersion in water or tolerance to humidity? Exposed to elements or in an enclosure?

Was referring to powered circuits. Where I live there is alot of humidity due to which my television circuit gets rusty and have to get it repaired twice a month. I was asking if it would help me preventing the circuit from getting rusty but without interfering the electronics.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Circuit boards are often dipped in Conformal coating, bit of a trouble if you need to repair in the future, although there is a solvent that is fairly good at removing it.
Glyptal can be obtained from any electrical supplier.
http://www.glyptal.com/
max.
 
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tcmtech

Joined Nov 4, 2013
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I have used Krylon Clear for 30 years. It only lasts about 3 years, but it's cheap and fast at a hardware store.;)

I prefer Rustoleum clear coat myself. I have few things that got coated at least 10 years ago that are still sealed tight.

Well worth the extra $1.50 a can. :p
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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@#12 I am a believer in Krylon clear and have used it many times. It is an acrylic lacquer in the US. I am not sure what it is in other countries that are more acutely infected with the VOC virus.

John
 

GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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Coastal areas often have an aerosol from salt-spray and, if also in a humid area, there can be severe land-based corrosion.

There is a difference between a Sony/Samsung TV and a Visio/Deawoo class TV. Quality of conformal coatings to protect from humidity/salt spray/anything is one notable difference. Quality - thickness and chemistry and application methods - all determine the benefits and lifetime of effectiveness.
 
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