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Hey guys, as the title says. What is the best way to remove dielectric grease from a mobo without damaging the lacquer or the plastic components?
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Hair dryer and warm water. Make sure to wipe the board off while running water on it. Also let it sit unplugged for a few days if you can and take the cmos battery out. Works with vasoline
    
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Originally Posted by reggiesanchez View Post
Hair dryer and warm water. Make sure to wipe the board off while running water on it. Also let it sit unplugged for a few days if you can and take the cmos battery out. Works with vasoline
dielectric grease doesn't seem to wanna melt with the hairdryer.

EDIT: Would bathing the whole board in acetone work? or would that destroy the coatings
Edited by Slappa - 6/22/11 at 10:14pm
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Not unless you wanna ruin everything plastic on the board.

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Okay. I used some rubbing alcohol to take some off. Then I said eff it, tossed the board into a hot water bath with dish soap, scrubbed the board with a brush and voila.

Lot of the grease came off. Now its just really hard to reach areas left over. I think I'll leave them for now.

Its currently drying right now.
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post #6 of 21
paper towels and some alcohol work well for the stuff thats left after the bath
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haha that vid just had me loling at my desk at work. something funny about scrubbing a motherboard in a sink hahaah
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After I washed mine in the sink I spread rice all over it to help with mostuire.
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Could have just put it in the oven for a bit.
    
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