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Just got a delid 4790K and i want to insulate the capacitors under the IHS but how do i tell if nail polish is acrylic or not?

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I have been told to make sure and insulate the capacitors under the IHS by using clear nail polish, i have some but im not sure if its acrylic or not. is there an easy way to tell?
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What are you using for TIM? Is it conductive?

I used CLU, just made sure to put a very thin application. I did not use any nail polish. As long as you are careful with your application, no shaky hands and you apply a thin coating on the die and underneath the IHS you should be fine. I used a piece of paper and did a die cutout to make sure I'd be protected in case of a slip. Been with the same application of CLU for over 3 years now.

If you want to use the nail polish, doesn't the bottle say the ingredients in the polish? Check out their web page.
 
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What are you using for TIM? Is it conductive?

I used CLU, just made sure to put a very thin application. I did not use any nail polish. As long as you are careful with your application, no shaky hands and you apply a thin coating on the die and underneath the IHS you should be fine. I used a piece of paper and did a die cutout to make sure I'd be protected in case of a slip. Been with the same application of CLU for over 3 years now.

If you want to use the nail polish, doesn't the bottle say the ingredients in the polish? Check out their web page.

Going to be using CLU. ingredients dont mention acrylic at all so im guessing its not acrylic. Guess i just got to be careful.
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So no mention then your good to go!
 
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So no mention then your good to go!

so if it doesn't mention it then its safe to use?
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Yes, since it's not listed in the ingredients.
 
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Why does the type of nail polish matter? I've always used whatever was lying around from the wife, with no regard to whats in it or what color laughingsmiley.gif.

Worked fine for 2-3 years so far to protect against condensation.
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Why does the type of nail polish matter? I've always used whatever was lying around from the wife, with no regard to whats in it or what color laughingsmiley.gif.

Worked fine for 2-3 years so far to protect against condensation.


The delid club thread says to use acrylic polish.
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The delid club thread says to use acrylic polish.

It doesn't matter what type it is, just needs to form a barrier to protect the SMDs from shorting out if you spill some conductive TIM on them thumb.gif. Strips of electrical tape, LET, nail polish, etc all work fine.
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It doesn't matter what type it is, just needs to form a barrier to protect the SMDs from shorting out if you spill some conductive TIM on them thumb.gif. Strips of electrical tape, LET, nail polish, etc all work fine.

ohh, cool i'll use the clear stuff i have then. previous owner said he didn't put any on them i think i will just to make myself feel better.
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