Masking boots

 Conformal coating masking boots

Various examples of a printed circuit board masked with conformal coating masking boots.Conformal coating masking boots can replace other materials in the masking process for both Parylene and liquid conformal coating processes.

The use of masking materials such as tapes, dots and liquid latex is highly effective process in protecting components from ingress of conformal coating. However, the masking can be labour intensive, difficult and time consuming.

However, using custom made, reusable boots can be a more effective, low cost solution. Not only do masking boots better protect printed circuit boards (PCBs) from application errors but they can also offer huge labour savings in both the masking and de-masking stages of the coating process. This saves you time and money.

Find out more about why masking boots could provide the best solution for you.

Three reasons conformal coating masking boots save you money

Here are three simple reasons that can save you up to 80% of your costs compared to other masking methods:

  1. Masking time is reduced because using boots can be 4-5 times quicker than masking tape.
  2. De-masking time is reduced since it is much quicker to remove boots
  3. Masking boots don’t leak. Therefore, there is less repair due to masking mistakes.

This means you can save a lot of money very quickly when switching to masking boots.


Case study: Diamond MT, Pennsylvania, USA

Diamond MT, a conformal coating and Parylene coating service provider found they saved 60% of their current costs by switching to the SCH range of conformal coating masking boots.

Sean Horn, Diamond MT, explains how they did it…..

“We had initially wanted to try SCH’s conformal coating masking boots for price savings. However, once we began to work with Lee on our specific masking application, we realised that we could extend the life of our boots over 200%. We switched immediately!

As a company we now then realise the importance of working with someone who understands coatings. We will not being going back to our previous supplier.”

Sean Horn, Director, Diamond MT, Parylene and conformal coating subcontract service provider.

Ask for a quote for our masking boots

We are happy to provide a quotation for our masking boots so you can see for yourself how much you can save.

Just provide us with four pieces of information:

  • Provide a picture of the board you wish to test because we can check for any problems in design.
  • Identify the components you need to mask so we can help review your process needs.
  • Provide the component identification codes (manufacture details etc) because this gives us the dimensions of the component.
  • Give us the number of boots you would like to quote for. Remember, the boots will typically last >200 uses in production.

Contact us to request your quotation for conformal coating masking boots.



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