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White spirit to clean HSF?

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Hey everyone, I removed my Thermaltake Blue ORB HSF, and even with 70% ispropyl, theres thermal paste residue all over, and there are traces all over the heatsink, which will affect the heat transfer, is it safe to use white spirit on the HSF?
    
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Use goof off/goo gone... whichever you have there

that's safe lol
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Damn white spirit didn't work, what can I try?
    
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post #4 of 8
...try a super fine sand paper..like 2000 grit..thats sure to take it off.
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Ya but that would be lapping!
    
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Quote:
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Ya but that would be lapping!
Not really.. and whats the problem with lapping?

You'll probably need it after using that Spirit.. because it probably added more invisible residue on your CPU/heatsink.
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post #7 of 8
lick it off!
just kidding...
try pure/90% alcohol
    
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post #8 of 8
Ok if you dont want to lap it...get a rubbing compound, which is essentially just super duper fine sand paper in liquid sort of form and just rub that in...you gotta use a bit of elbow grease though to really get it off.
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