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RE: Do you put flux on the solder joint or on the wick? Thanks.

I've always put it on the joint. Space allowing, I usually start with a spring loaded solder sucker. Then I follow up with some wick if there is any residue. Either way, the flux helps the "old" solder flow better, and cleans the joint at the same time.

I didn't know about the wick with the flux in it. Good to know as sometimes I get a little "outta control" with my flux use. Then I'm dealing with flux cleaner. Then flux cleaner cleaner. Sigh...



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