If I do wish to have a clean board, for whatever reason
Oh lord, talk about an enormous P!TA. After years of soldering, I disagree with what everyone else here has said [LOL]. I "never" remove the rosin flux, just leave it on. The joints don't dissolve or corrode like some people seem to think.
Why are people saying electrolytic caps are not well-sealed? If they were not, they'd dry out in a few weeks.
I have PCBs, kept in my basement literally for decades, soldered with Kester 44 and not cleaned, that show no sign of problems, the bare copper is even still shiny (homemade boards).
I've not heard tell of lots of tiny solder flakes before. I wonder what that's about?
I buy a pack of tooth-brushes from our local pound store every couple of months, as the Acetone does affect them.
Quote from: spycatcher2k on Sep 27, 2013, 01:41 pmI buy a pack of tooth-brushes from our local pound store every couple of months, as the Acetone does affect them.I'd be afraid that acetone would also affect components on the boards.