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post #21 of 32
Acetone and everclear will probably be fine. Lighter fluid might be a bit risky.
post #22 of 32
Any gas station or hardware store has denatured ethanol like this

edit. If for some reason you cant get your hands on that stuff, just get a micro fiber cloth and use water. That should get you somewhere.
Edited by Fulvin - 1/29/13 at 11:50am
post #23 of 32
Any chance of getting lens cleaning paper? Lots of them are pre-soaked in something like rubbing alcohol, and as long as there isn't too much paste on your chip, you can just use the paper to wipe it off without leaving residue.
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wetwipes tongue.gif ... jk but can you ebay stuff in?

for example
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Box-of-100-NEW-Alcohol-Prep-Pads-Antiseptic-Wipes-70-Isopropyl-/290825219379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b688ad33&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1068

That said, go to the doc and get your flu shot, ask him for some alcohol wipes or smt tongue.gif or a few cotton balls soaked in it and stick it in a baggie haha.


Anyone know what food-grade isopropyl alcohol is like O.o http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ISO-PROPYL-ALCOHOL-IPA-15ml-cake-decorating-sugarcraft-/220475067933?pt=Uk_Crafts_Cake_Decorating_MJ&hash=item3355568e1d


There's also amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dkitchen&field-keywords=isopropyl+alcohol but I don't know how much this applies frown.gif


It is very likely you can get this, just read the labels looking for

изопропилов алкохол << google translate
or http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Изопропиловый спирт << russian ??
Edited by JQuantum - 1/29/13 at 12:14pm
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post #25 of 32
Thread Starter 
I got Rubbing Alcohol...My parents had a doctor as a friend and he gave me a prescription and i bought few bottles.Thx for all the help,if it wasn't for my family doctor friend,i don't know what was i going to do without your help and feedback!
@JQuantum: Yes,you translated it right.At first i asked for Rubbing Alcohol and said it in english and the doctor was ..***?
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post #26 of 32
Acetone is a better solvent, but it can react with certain plastics.
I don't normally recommend them for this reason, but if you can get Acetone and no Isopropanol, then just be cautious not to spill any on plastic components.

Also for wiping the TIM up, lint-free cloth is best - coffee filters work great for this.


EDIT:

Ah - ok well there ya go then, grab that and some coffee filters and you're all set.
Out of curiosity, why is it so hard to get rubbing alcohol where you are? Very strict hazardous materials laws or something?
Edited by candy_van - 1/29/13 at 2:12pm
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post #27 of 32
You can use a microfiber cloth
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Differing names is probably the biggest hurdle. It's best to find out what ingredients are in something, as these are hard to confuse, and then find out what it's called locally.

"Rubbing alcohol" doesn't mean anything many places, but knowing you are looking for isopropyl alcohol, and that it's used as an antiseptic, does.
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lol huh? i find that very hard to believe, its like saying "i couldn't find milk at the grocery store".. .is bulgaria in an alternate universe?

Relative to the US, many places are.
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Acetone and everclear will probably be fine. Lighter fluid might be a bit risky.

Everclear might be suitable, and pure acetone will certainly work.

However, lighter fluid usually has enough non-volatiles in it to leave a residue.
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I got Rubbing Alcohol...My parents had a doctor as a friend and he gave me a prescription and i bought few bottles.Thx for all the help,if it wasn't for my family doctor friend,i don't know what was i going to do without your help and feedback!
@JQuantum: Yes,you translated it right.At first i asked for Rubbing Alcohol and said it in english and the doctor was ..***?

Glad to see you got some.
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Not trying to get anyone upset, but there are still places in the US that do not running water and electricity or alcohol which
is not a basic necessity.
As all over the world what we take for granted is sold on the Black Market. Medicine is one of them, as clean water
to clean wounds is hard to find or you must walk miles to get anything related to clean wounds.
I have been there....

This is not political just a fact..
Not trying to upset anyone smile.gif
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post #30 of 32
you dont need chemicals to clean it
take a hair dryer, heat it up, wipe it off with a paper towel.
this is the method i use.
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