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I left my soldering iron fall down, and now I have a plastic smell out of it. What is the best way to clean it? Answered

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Xellers

Best Answer 9 years ago

Your question is slightly unclear, but from what I can tell, you have melted plastic on your soldering iron? That happens to me all the time. The best way to clean it is with a sponge or wet rag while it is heated up, and with a copper scrubber. Then, when it cools down, use some sandpaper if it isn't all gone. Good Luck.

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endolithXellers

Answer 9 years ago

Don't use sandpaper, that will just ruin it. There are cans of cleaning stuff with solder and flux in them made specifically to remove stuff like this.

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aldrinlealendolith

Answer 9 years ago

I just left using it and the plastic smell came out. I also used a tip cleaner/thinner to help. Thank you guys!