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Cleaning water blocks, sanding and chemicals?

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Hello, getting my loop running again soon and I have old paste residue on my waterblocks (used IC Diamond) and was wondering how would I get this off.

I see that my blocks have tiny swirl finishes on them and I'll need to sand them down along with the residue. What do you guys use to sand, regular sand paper and what grit paper do you use?

For cleaning chemicals, I just heard to use 100% isopropyl, anything else you would recommend?
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The isopropyl will work fine, I used some of that IC Diamond stuff one time and has some fine swirl marks like your talking about.
I just put a different paste on them and everything was fine.
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A tooth brush and some ketchup will clean them up without hurting anything
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