Plating Step 1 -- Cleaning the PC Board

Written by Chuck. Posted in Plating

The first step of the through hole plating process is the make sure the PC Board is clean.
We need to remove any protective coatings, grease, oil, dirt or tarnish.
I use a commercial abrasive cleaner for this step.
Supplies needed
  • Commercial abrasive cleaner
  • Scrubbing pad
  • Backing board
  • Running water
  • Compressed air
  • Be sure not to bend or warp the board in any way.
  • Clean all the cleanser out of the through holes thoroughly