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Freddie 8th September 2001 01:04 PM

I'm wondering where I can buy the 'Tin-solution' that is used to Tin-plate PCBs.


Thoth 8th September 2001 04:37 PM

Try ''. I think you're looking for item 'ER-18'.

Good luck.

Hoffmeyer 9th September 2001 10:33 AM

Hi Freddie.

Why do you want to tin-plate your PCB's?

The intermetallic layer created between the Cu and the tin-plating causes an increase in the resistance, and it'll give no better protection than a good PCB-lacquer.

P.Lacombe 9th September 2001 04:26 PM


Don't use chemical tin-plating, this may cause failures because of the poor quality of the chemical tin layer.

Regards, P.Lacombe.

Freddie 9th September 2001 06:31 PM

Thanks for the replys.

So it is bad to use chemical tin-plating.
Then I will use PCB-lacque instead.


GRollins 9th September 2001 09:48 PM

There's no need to buy special lacquer. Save your money for other things.
I use Sherwin Williams clear acrylic lacquer. Easily avaible, not particularly expensive, and works like a charm. I have circuit boards over ten years old that look as though they were made yesterday. I spray the board before populating it--the lacquer melts away at the slightest amount of heat, so there's no problem soldering through it.


hifi 10th September 2001 08:18 AM

Freddie? i believe you live in sweden? the famous (or rather infamous) "biltema" sell a PCB lacuer and it is quite good and realy realy can solder through it...thats not always possibly with ordinary laquers alteas not witout a gasmask...


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