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Offline Wallace Gasiewicz

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Soldering iron question
« on: June 26, 2021, 11:41:19 pm »
I use an old Pace system with iron and desolderer.
What sort of compound could be used between the tips and the heating element to make changing tips easier.... Silicon?
Or is this a bad idea?

Brand names would be helpful. Thanks

Wally
 

Offline wizard69

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Re: Soldering iron question
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2021, 02:14:49 am »
I use an old Pace system with iron and desolderer.
What sort of compound could be used between the tips and the heating element to make changing tips easier.... Silicon?
Or is this a bad idea?

Brand names would be helpful. Thanks

Wally

That depends upon the design of the heater and tips.   Many anti seize compounds are conductive so you would need to be real careful about using such.   In a very similar application we have tried using heat sink compound but that has its own issues.

You might want to see what Pace suggest.
 

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Re: Soldering iron question
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 03:18:10 am »
I have used molybdenum disulfide with good results.
 

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Re: Soldering iron question
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2021, 04:27:57 am »
Pace normally discusses maintenance in the handpiece or station manual. If oxidization or flux has built up then that needs to be addressed. Some models say to change the tip while hot for proper fitment so check that as well.

Images of the tip and heater condition might help for the best advice.
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Re: Soldering iron question
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2021, 05:43:21 am »
No goop wanted, desired or needed.

You need the appropriate diameter wire brush for the hand piece which should be available from Pace. Find your model on their website and then look for the parts list. Spares are available online from Techni-tool, Jensen, Kimco and many other authorized distributors. Get some tips, visi-filters and the felt filters for the desoldering tool as well.

A good cleaning, once or twice a year, while hot, is all that is needed. Same procedure for the desoldering hand piece as well but it could be a different diameter brush.
 


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