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I have a few Corsair sleeved cables laying around but due to them being quite dirty (They've had coolant spilt over the sleeving), I've not been able to use them, well not exactly unusable but you get the point.

So my question is would it be safe to actually wash it and if so with what? Sorry if this is an unusual question or has been asked before but i seriously have no idea if it's safe or not.

Regards
Alex
Edited by ichimarugin666 - 8/29/13 at 7:09am
post #2 of 6
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I have a few Corsair individually sleeved cables laying around but due to them being quite dirty I've not been able to use them.

So my question is would it be safe to actually wash it and if so with what? Sorry if this is an unusual question or has been asked before but i seriously have no idea if it's safe or not.

Regards
Alex

Sure you can wash them just let them dry for a few days before you use them

Not the best idea in the world but you could
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Thank god it's safe. I was very skeptical about washing the cables which is why I've kept them to one side for such a long time and not bothered with it.

What would be a good way to wash the cables? Soak it in warm water with a little bit of washing up liquid or is there more effective ways to wash it? Bear in mind the sleeving itself is quite dirty, it's been through hell and back lol.

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Thank god it's safe. I was very skeptical about washing the cables which is why I've kept them to one side for such a long time and not bothered with it.

What would be a good way to wash the cables? Soak it in warm water with a little bit of washing up liquid or is there more effective ways to wash it? Bear in mind the sleeving itself is quite dirty, it's been through hell and back lol.

Regards
Alex

Take a cloth of some kind dip it in wather so it only lightly wet and clean the cables

Is what i would do

I would then let them dry in some dry but not too hot place for 2-3 days just to be 100% sure they are not wet

After that try one cable first if there is no problem with that use the rest
Edited by shilka - 8/26/13 at 6:19am
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post #5 of 6
I would advise against submerging the cables in water, due to the fact the stranded copper cable will wick the moisture up into the jacket. If you're dead set on "washing" them, I would do it with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle (do not fully immerse the cables, due to the wicking effect again). Stay away from smoke/flame/ignition sources - 90% isopropyl in a mist is EXTREMELY flammable.

I've never seen a braided cable so dirty that a few shots of 90 psi compressed air couldn't fix.

Greg
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The cables are dirty in the sense that they've actually had leftover coolant spilt onto most of the sleeving and now they're submerged in this red borderline pinkish colour. I should have made it clearer, my apologies guys.

If that's the case am I doomed? I could take some pictures and actually show you the state the cables are in, if that's going to help.
Edited by ichimarugin666 - 8/28/13 at 3:20pm
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