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This thread is ways we have found to degrease boards if you use di-eletric or vaseline.

Methods:
Vaseline can melt off if you heat it with a hairdryer or heat gun
De-Greaser
Wash it with a hose
Use eraser to absorb it

The last one is one way i discovered which i would like to share. Basically depending on the type of eraser you use, it can either be really resilient like faber castel, or it can be really soft like some cheap brands. Faber Castel is what I found to not crack under extreme temps, it is harder to crack and other brands i tested, and it retains its shape better under extreme conditions. however one cool thing i did with eraser even before I used it for LN2 or on any board was play with it. You can pull it apart, over and over until you get this light fluff in the middle. Now Faber Castel doesn't create a nice fluff, it stays pretty hard and its fluff isn't that light. however some cheap brands have VERY light fluff, now the lighter the fluff the better i found them to absorb, really i discovered that they dry out my hands after playing with them, and they become a bit greasy, then you mash it and fold it and the grease absorbs into the material. So i applied the technique to a motherboard, and what do you know it works great! It works on silicon grease i was using this past weekend really freaking well, the board looks like i never under went grease. You have to hit each area after you wipe away the grease with a towel, and then over and over press it down and lift up and it absorbs some grease do it three times and its clean like brand new. So faber castel didn't work well, but the cheap stuff did.

Just a thought. if you have other ways to remove the sticky stuff, please post!
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Can't you run it through a dishwasher to remove it?
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Can't you run it through a dishwasher to remove it?

lol this would be hilarious to see in person.
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lol this would be hilarious to see in person.

You DO realize it doesn't kill the mobo right?

Here is essentially the same thing: http://www.overclock.net/t/1086749/worklog-the-rebirth-of-mr-bubbles/0_20
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You DO realize it doesn't kill the mobo right?

oh yea I know. Its only when you power electronics on when they are wet is what kills them.... so I am guessing that after the dishwasher you put it in a sack of rice? (i ono it's just what i would do.
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oh yea I know. Its only when you power electronics on when they are wet is what kills them.... so I am guessing that after the dishwasher you put it in a sack of rice? (i ono it's just what i would do.

More like just leave it on the counter sitting on a triple folded towel for a few days
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Can't you run it through a dishwasher to remove it?


 

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lol this would be hilarious to see in person.


Yes, you most certainly can run it through the dishwasher.  I've done it a few times.

 

Quote:
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More like just leave it on the counter sitting on a triple folded towel for a few days


I just rinse it off with distilled water and then throw it in the oven for a little bit at a very low twmperature, but letting it air-dry works well too. 

 

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tap water is fine. as long as its dry after rinsing.
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I have used soap and water in the sink. I only use Dragon Skin now because it is soooo much easier.
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true, but the grease is what I have started using with Z77 because I just don't have time all I do is use grease and some paper towels, and that is all haven't killed one board yet and they all work over and over and it takes like 2 minutes to setup lol. Saves me time while my Ln2 evaporates out of the dewars Styrofoam plug lol.

Also i wouldn't put it in my dishwasher, because that grease will just mess up my septic tank.
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