Circuits coated with silicone conformal coatings may be repaired. This provides silicones with an advantage over many of the competitive coating options.
After removing the coating using solvent-swell or mechanical abrasion techniques, the defective device can be de-soldered and removed. Standard burn-through techniques can also be used.
After removing the old solder, the area should be thoroughly cleaned with a solvent-soaked swab to ensure a good replacement joint.
After component installation, re-coating can be accomplished.