Can you rework reflective components with Focused IR?

The short answer, Yes we can.

PDR has solved the biggest myth in BGA/SMD Rework by a simple roll of Thermoactive tape. As IR reflects of shiny surfaces, we are unable to heat the component efficiently on its own. To solve this, we use a black thermoactive tape to create non reflective component and therefore can rework the component in the usual way with 99% Yield.

This is a common misconception with PDR's Focused IR fabricated by Hot-Air competition.

Reworking reflective components with Focused IR