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Cleaning Electronic Resistors and Capacitors

Q. What detergent should I use to clean resistors and capacitors during manufacturing? A. To clean electronic resistors & capacitors during manufacturing, use a warm 1% Alconox solution to soak or an ultrasonic bath followed by a deionized rinse.

Removing Ester Oil lubricants and Brass Particulates

Q. I’m doing electronic cleaning and I’d like to test a detergent sample for a project that requires a non-residue flushant for an aluminum gearbox with brass gears. During the burn-in phase, the gear box accumulates brass particles. After burn-in, this sealed gearbox is drained of the ester oil lubricant and flushed with solvent to assist in removal of the brass residue. The unit is then filled with fresh lubricant and shipped to the customer. We wish to replace the solvent to be in advance compliance with California VOC rules.

Replacing a <1 pH Acid Electronics Cleaner

Q. Our current detergent is very acidic (pH ~ 1) and very costly to dispose of. We wish to use a cleaning solution that is non-hazardous and can be disposed of down our sink drains into the sewer system. Are solutions of Alconox cleaners (i.e. 1-2% of Citrajet or Detergent 8) safe for dumping down the drain?

Removing Resin from Chrome Plated Micro Bumps

A client needed an electronic cleaning solvent that would eliminate resin from between micro bumps. That solution is Detergent 8.

Cleaning Aluminum with White Marks after Ultrasonic Procedure

Q. During the ultrasonic cleaning procedure, white marks appear on our aluminium parts. and they do not rub off. The only way to get rid of them is to use scotchbrite and rub them off. Any help would be very welcome.
A. There are a few steps that you may take to reduce this from happening.


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