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Where can I gat cheap materails for setting up a etching station in New Zealand? Answered

I have wanted to etch my own PCBs but didn't have the money. Now I have got a little bit of money and wonderd where the cheapest place was to get etching materails in New Zealand (preferabially in christchurch). Can anyone help?

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Salomonderiel (author)2012-03-24

Im in NZ and use Ferric chloride granules. I get them from element14
http://nz.element14.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=2106+204018&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=ferric&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial
It comes from Oz however if ordered before 6:30pm oz time, it arrives the next day!

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steveastrouk (author)2011-12-26

You need hydrochloric acid sometimes called muriatic acid, and some hydrogen peroxide. The acid is used as a brick cleaner. H2O2 can be bought at hair-care suppliers - its used as hair bleach.

Then this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-using-Ferric-Chloride-etchant!--A-better-etc/

is a good starting guide.

Steve

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