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I bet some of the veterans already know what i'm talking about. I'm talking about the sorry excuse they use for thermal material on motherboard heat sinks. Does any body know of any thing that does a decent job of removing it? rubbing alcohol doesn't really do much. I'm also trying not to destroy the foam lining around the pink square. i've picked and rubbed some of it off but, there is still a little bit of it left.

Solution >> http://www.overclock.net/t/1393670/pink-stuff#post_20034073 <<
Edited by cdoublejj - 5/23/13 at 9:48pm
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Use that clear stuff to remove it.
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I carefully removed the pads and then used some rubbing alcohol and ton elbow grease.
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Don't forget to use that clear stuff.
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get a mineral spirit and a nice smooth T-shirt cloth. use you point finger on the cloth and wet just a bit with mineral spirit and wipe it off. Mineral spirit can remove almost any kind glue or stick stuff without damage electronics but you got be very careful to no dump a lot in the cloth otherwise it will be messy.

PS: after you removed the pink stuff you can use alcohol to clean use a dry cloth to dry a bit of the mineral left on the chip.
Edited by skyn3t - 5/23/13 at 9:14pm
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Thanks! I'll have to pick up mineral spirits for future projects.
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I use a pink pearl eraser.
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Thanks! I'll have to pick up mineral spirits for future projects.

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