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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NachoMahma9 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)  NachoMahma9 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)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Camp fuel didn't work.....
Did you catch it on fire?
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Sunbanks9 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)  Sunbanks9 years ago my clothes and hair....
That would not be good.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Sunbanks9 years ago
I'd be warm for the rest of my life! LOL!
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