Removing silicon from pcbs (leave the copper patterns)

How can you dissolve the silicon (and possibly solder) off of a PCB to leave the copper traces? Thanks

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NachoMahma8 years ago
. You can melt the solder and either blow or suck it off.
. Don't know about the PCB. I thought PCBs were made out of fiberglass and resin. The only thing I can think of that will eat silica(tes) is HF and that will eat everything.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Maybe it is fiberglass. What would eat that?
. You need something to dissolve the resin that binds the fiberglass strands together. I can't think of anything that will dissolve cured resin. Maybe something used for resin cleanup during manufacturing?
LinuxH4x0r (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Camp fuel didn't work.....
Did you catch it on fire?
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Sunbanks8 years ago
no (thats some scary sh1t!) I don't light that stuff any more. I did find another way to get a similar effect, but I'm still looking for ways to dissolve it.
That's good then. Don't want to catch anything on fire that shouldn't be on fire...
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Sunbanks8 years ago
....like my clothes and hair....
That would not be good.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Sunbanks8 years ago
I'd be warm for the rest of my life! LOL!
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