[time-nuts] Completely OT: Removing electrolytics of leakingcapacitors from a pcb

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Wed Jan 19 12:52:30 EST 2011


It strips paint real good too!

-John

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> Dishwasher and Calgon - Bob Pease reckons it works a treat to remove polar
> contaminants.
>
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Ulrich Bangert
> Sent: 19 January 2011 14:03
> To: Time nuts
> Subject: [time-nuts] Completely OT: Removing electrolytics of
> leakingcapacitors from a pcb
>
> Gentlemen,
>
> I know this is completely out of topic but I know there are some dedicated
> material experts among you. So please allow me to put the following
> question
> forward:
>
> Is there any good suggestion available on how to remove electrolytic
> coating resulting from leaking electrolytic capacitors from a pcb? It is
> not a question of good looking, the coating seems to have a real
> "electrical conducting" property which is absolutely bad on
> higher-impedance circuitry as to be found on a Tektronix TDS45A scope
> mainboard, where the problem is encountered. The findings so far are that
> the classical method with isopropanol and a brush won't work. And the
> internet won't give precise answers for that problem.
>
> Any suggestion is highly appreciated!
>
> Best regards
>
> Ulrich Bangert
> www.ulrich-bangert.de
> Ortholzer Weg 1
> 27243 Gross Ippener
>
>
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