Description: Tip tinner is a good thing to have in your arsenal of soldering supplies. Composed of a mild acid, it helps remove baked on residue (for when you melt your desk top) and helps prevent oxidation (the nasty black stuff) that accumulates on your soldering tip when not in use. Comes in a sealed 20 gram disk. This tinner is Lead Free.
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I love this stuff! My soldering iron is clean as when it was new. I’ve found I get the best results by pushing the hot iron (750 degrees F) into the cleaner, then wiping the iron on a damp sponge. I had poor results when I tried to clean the iron with brass wool - it seemed to really need to be wiped off (on a sponge) rather than scraped off (on brass wool).
Now that I know how to clean my soldering iron, soldering is a pleasure!