Solding Flux help

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  1. DKB
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    I been looking at hardmod threads and wondering something about the flux..

    I bought Oatey 95 Lead Free Tinning Flux, since this is my first time doing a hard mod. (Practicing first), and wondering if it will be alright for hard modding a N3DS XL. (Bricked it and need to fix it.) This is the flux in question:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  2. Skaterdie

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    I wouldn't suggest using tinning flux. I would be afraid it could cause shorts between small parts around where you are using it. Leaded no-clean solder and no-clean flux is what i would suggest. You dont have to remove it and leaded solder melt with less heat so its easier on the board.
     
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    I use solder flux paste. Flux will not have lead unless it's in the solder. I just am sure to use rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab to clean after done. I prefer paste as it sits where you put it. Unlike no clean flux, it's not runny. No clean flux is better for reflowing/bga solderin

    @OP It will work, but as you can see there are dfferent opinions about flux and which to use.
     
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    Yeah I was nervous about that. Good that I was not an idiot and just went straight to soldering my 3DS. lol
     
  5. pre10c

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    the picture looks like acid flux, wich is bad for pcbs, read how the warning warns for severe burns etc?