There have been several postings on the best way to apply Prip’s
flux. I like the spritzer type applicator - reused a body fragrance
mister in fact. The problem I kept having was that the sprayer would
clog, and it would have to be cleaned out at the start of each bench
session. Since I’m not soldering everyday, it was a hassel.
Replacing the cover cap didn’t help.
Well! Here’s the solution and pardon me for feeling pretty smug.
I took the little plastic cover cap that is on the sprayer top when
you buy it, filled it about 2/3 with water, inverted the sprayer and
put it into the cap so that the spray aperture was under water. (The
cap snaps on and stays in place.) Then I stored the spray bottle
filled with flux, Upside Down (!) in a jar so that water would stay
above the little hole in the sprayer.
It had been at least 5 days since I last used the flux. With the
spray bottle still inverted, I snapped off the cap containing the
water and set it aside for later. First pump of the sprayer rewarded
me with that nice delicate mist that perfectly coats the metal with
flux. Love it!! When cleaning up the bench, I put the little cap
with water back on the sprayer and inverted it in the jar until next
Just had to share this little tip. Hope it helps someone. Judy in
Kansas where the butternut squash is setting size records.
Judy M. Willingham, R.S. Extension Associate 221 Call Hall Kansas
State Univerisity Manhattan KS 66506
(785) 532-1213 FAX (785) 532-5681