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post #11 of 17
Rubbing alcohol will work fine. It's best to get the highest concentration isopropyl so there will be less precipitant leftover. However, the best stuff is the Arctic cleaner solution. This is a 2 part package, and takes the thermal compound off WAY faster than alcohol.
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Also, don't use goo-gone, or any citrus cleaner, as they leave residue. Best bet is 91% Isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) and soft, lint-free cloths.
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vodka works fine if you dont have anything better lying around
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Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Also, don't use goo-gone, or any citrus cleaner, as they leave residue. Best bet is 91% Isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) and soft, lint-free cloths.
If he gets Arctic Silver Purifier, he can use the citrus cleaners. That's what I use anyways.
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post #15 of 17
By citrus cleaners, he means cleaners with citric acid. The Arctic cleaner is merely citric scented, I believe.
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post #16 of 17
Brake cleaner
Electric connector cleaner <---best
Carb and choke cleaner <--- this one is the worst and I usually wipe it off with alcohol afterwards

They are all pretty much the same and work great.
you can soak just about any part with them and have no problems.


I also read an "EVGA tour" and they claimed to use diesel fuel to clean thier GPUs.
 
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post #17 of 17
WD-40 melts it off pretty well , but wipe it off really well afterwards.
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