It leaves a greasy residue on finished work if applied to the joint to be soldered. For that a rosin in alcohol flux may be preferable but I have found it good for tinning a soldering tip. Set the iron to a fairly low temperature such as 600 degrees F see that there is some solder on the tip then brush the tip on the edge of this paste or briefly immerse it. The tip will be evenly tinned with whatever solder you are using and the flux residue mostly evaporates.
I would recommend this to anyone - provides a good way for the solder to stick, and isn't too smokey.
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200-350 - Flux Wash Val-U Series - 10 oz.
Clean and remove fluxes, light oils, waxes, grease, and silicone
Safe on most plastics
200-390 - DeoxIT Tip Tinner Cleaner/Tinner Compound, Lead Free
Keeps soldering tips clean and longer lasting Protects tips from oxidizing
21-1840 - 44 Rosin Core Solder - 60/40 - 1 lb. x .031'' - 21 Gauge
The famous Kester "44" rosin core solders contain a high active noncorrosive flux with excellent wetting action, and are specifically designed for electrical/electronic applications
21-1040 - Rosin Core Solder - 60/40 Tin/Lead - 1LB
Rosin Core Solder(one pound)
Ideal for general purpose electronic repair and assembly use. Tin/lead formulation provides the lowest possible melting point.
21-4355 - Tip Cleaner
Cleans tip quickly without reducing tip temperatureCleans better than conventional spongesMay also be used as portable soldering pencilholder Non-skid base
22-8705 - Platoshear Lead Cutter
Lead cutters that provide effortless shearing action, and require less operator effort. Features a thin profile designed for those hard-to-reach areas in electronic assembly.
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