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Plating Step 1 -- Cleaning the PC Board

Written by Chuck. Posted in Plating

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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
Tips
  • Be sure not to bend or warp the board in any way.
  • Clean all the cleanser out of the through holes thoroughly