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So i'm going to be moving my sig rig(disassemble and then pack in suitcase) across the world. My only concern is the TIM i have applied(some AS5). Should i clean this and then reapply it at my new place of residence or should i just leave it on and cover it with plastic?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide me with an answer.
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Remove, clean and apply. Once you lift the hsf the paste is done for- air bubble city if you reuse.
 
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Are you scared something will happen to it if you leave the TIM on without a heatsink? If anything, it'll just dry up if you leave it out. Nothing some alcohol can't fix.
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post #4 of 4
Remove and clean the surface with rubbing alcohol and soft cloth.
Let dry and use new TIM when you are ready to reassemble.
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