Chemtronics Soder-Wick

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  1. CROWEMAG

    CROWEMAG Active Member

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    SO I have heard that this is THE stuff. I have some cheap wick at the moment and it is not an enjoyable experience.

    I am going to order some Chemtronics but am looking for some advice as to which exact version I should get for basic amp and pedal use. Thanks.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I prefer solder suckers over solder wick any day. Why, you dont have to heat the eyelet and trace as much which can cause damage. Just an FYI!
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Which solder wick depends on the size of the job.
    Generally I use 2-3mm but they make larger sizes for bigger jobs.
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    You might not Be getting the Wick hot enough . Is the tip in good condition
     
  5. CROWEMAG

    CROWEMAG Active Member

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    New tip on a nice Hakko iron. This is literally some cheap $2 junk. I do not think there is rosin in it.
     
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    thetragichero Well-Known Member

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    i buy the cheap stuff. less than a buck per thing. as long as it's shiny i have a tub of flux from ten years ago to dip it in
    that being said I've saved the empty container of techspray pro wick to add to the next order i place with someone who carries it
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thats probably what she said lol!
     
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    I learned a trick to sorta drag some wick thru my tin of flux- makes it work 10x better.
    Wick is better for cleaning up shitty globs of solder on old pots (sometimes) and supposedly preferred for using on printed boards which I don't ever plan on doing, but it could happen.
     
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