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Re: gEDA-user: Soldering minute smt

On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:47:37 -0500
Rob Butts <r.butts2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> solder across the pins and then used a heat gun the melt the solder but now
> I have a chip soldered down with two five pin solder blobs on each side.  My
> next step is to use solder wick to try and wick up the excess but I wanted
> to see if there is a better way of doing this first.

Flux is the secret... Applying flux is the crucial step to success.
Frequently, the surface tension even breaks any bridges between pins,
and no further cleanup is necessary.


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