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useing "the works" to etch pcb boards?

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kinjalgp

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What does "The Works" Mean? Is it a brand name or something?

For etching, Ferric Chloride solution is used.
 

i-fly

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the works is a drain uncluging solution, which is 20% HCl

but to day im going to have my board diped anyway, o well.
 

kinjalgp

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I think HCl will even remove tracks from the PCB.

Do tell us result of your experiment. :)
 

Gene

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Most drain cleaners have sodium hydroxide (lye) as their foundation. Lye is a caustic base as opposed to HCL. Both of these chemicals hate foreign material - especially metals (except brass) - and eat them up rapidly. Either will burn your skin/eyes plus they get very hot and give-off toxic gases . . . even when used properly. Please be careful.
 
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