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Getting rid of toner after etching

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mattg2k4

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As kind of a practice run I etched a simple 555 circuit into a board using the laser printer method. Now I have a nicely etched board, but using the "Resist Ink Solvent" from the radioshack etching kit (I think it's just rubbing alcohol) I am having a very difficult time getting the toner off. I've spent several minutes scrubbing it with a toothbrush submerged and out of the solvent, but there's still lots of toner left. What's the best way to remove toner from the board?

edit: Never mind, I found the scouring pad in the RS kit, which did a much better job of getting the toner off, though it did take a bit of copper with it :( but nothing a little solder can't fix.
 

Phasor

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You could try something a little stronger, like acetone (nail polish remover). That removes most inks quite well.
 
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