Frequently Asked Wash-Aways Questions
What type of bath will dissolve Wash-Away spacers?
Most baths that remove solder flux, including water and alcohol based solvents, will dissolve Wash-Away spacers. Hot water (140°F+) dissolves Wash-Aways faster.
Which solder fluxes are most compatible with Wash-Away dissolvable spacers?
Moderate, short-term exposure to most fluxes will not affect Wash-Aways. Glycol ether based fluxes are least destructive to Wash-Aways. Extended saturation in chlorinated solvents and alcohol-based fluxes may weaken Wash-Aways.
What are the storage requirements for Wash-Away dissolvable spacers?
Wash-Aways should be stored in a dry area. An air-conditioned office environment is best but not absolutely necessary. Spacers should be kept in closed containers when not in use.
Do Wash-Aways require refrigeration?
We do not recommend refrigeration, as this will cause condensation and moisture contamination if improperly handled.
Are Wash-Aways dissolvable spacers available as off-the-shelf items?
Most spacers are selected or designed for specific components. Please contact MSI to discuss the details of your application or to request samples. We will also conduct free evaluations of components for spacing with our Wash-Aways.