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dfwarden
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My equipment is probably not as good as yours. I’ve got a decent iron (Hakko fx-888) with a fine tip for the SMD bits but I haven’t had great success with my MG Chemicals wick or SRA #80 flux pen. Perhaps I just need to improve my technique – I’m going to try to give your wick advice a try. Probably the weakest link in my chain is I only have up to 4x magnification, and even through that lens you can only on a small area.

This project also motivated me to improve my equipment. I worked my way through various console RGB mods with an entry level iron and no magnification, lighting, or flux. What a difference having decent gear makes!