Where is Removal Alloy Located? (Desoldering Solder)

Cleanly remove components and solder:
Click here for Removal Alloy

Assistance Tools:
Click here for Vacuum Pumps

See also:
(removal alloy instructions): Low Temperature Solder & SMD Removal Kit

Part Numbers

SMD4.5NL
SMDKIT
SMD1
SMD16
SMDKIT-LF
FASTCHIP4.5-LF
SMD8NL
SMD2000
SMD32
SMD32NL
FASTCHIP4.5
SMDKIT4.5
SMDKIT4.5-LF
FASTCHIP8
FASTCHIP8-LF
FASTCHIP32
FASTCHIP16-LF
FASTCHIP32-LF
SMD1NL
SMD4.5
SMD8
SMD16NL
SMD6000
REMKIT-NL
REMKIT
FASTCHIP16
17401-GT
AO939+BL
HVPB6
A1439
A1438
V8910
V9000K8-B
AO932
VCS-9-B
WLSK200
T0052918499N
T0058759726N

Hi Ryan,

this removal alloy is a lifesaver. I was the hero in our small light industrial shop when I discovered it because it kept the team from burning up our PCBs doing hot air rework (it also saves you from having to buy hot air rework equipment in the first place)

Generally I wouldn’t advise a solder pump is needed with it.

The manufacturer advises to use solder wick and flux to wick off the alloy material from the pads after component removal, or heat it up and just wipe way the molten alloy with a cotton swab, then apply solder to the pads to dilute the concentration of the alloy, and then remove the solder again so you have flat solder pads to reinstall a surface mount component. Or you can just solder on to the pads with the alloy still plating the pads.

Hi Kristof,

Great advice. The more the regular solder is diluted with this the longer it will stay in liquid form, easier to wipe down, and leave the joints sparkling clean. But yes I agree it is best to do another cleaning of regular solder to make sure the removal alloy is minimized or fully off the board depending on circuit/environment requirements.