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Tip#1 Distilled water

John Warren

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is the only water you should use to saturate your solder tool sponges with.  Don't use tap water to wipe your soldering tool tips clean, the Chlorine, Fluorine and salts will corrode the plating on the tip and shorten tip life by half.


It's literally free at our supermarket (0.99/gallon) with 3 year shelf life.  To be called distilled, the total solids content can't exceed 10ppm which is pretty spectacular given your paying about a buck for a gallon.  


Don't use Di-ionized water either, it will attack the tip.



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