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thats my question i need to clean my heatpipe on the cooler of my card
    
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Heatpipes dont need cleaning, maybe you mean you need to clean the fin array? If this is correct, try using compressed air to blast out all the dust and stuff.
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Heatpipes dont need cleaning, maybe you mean you need to clean the fin array? If this is correct, try using compressed air to blast out all the dust and stuff.

i am talking about the stain on the heatpipe on my board, you can see it ??
http://i.imgur.com/Kp2hQ.jpg
    
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q-tips and brasso metal polish.
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ahh yeah, copper will discolor like that after time. you just need to polish it some to brighten it back up. brasso like vspec suggested will work great. pretty much any metal polish.
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ahh yeah, copper will discolor like that after time. you just need to polish it some to brighten it back up. brasso like vspec suggested will work great. pretty much any metal polish.

Simichrome polish is my favorite for copper, it's a bit pricey though at about 30$ for a couple oz tube.
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