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I use alcohol wipes, the kind that you use on cuts and stuff. They are usually %100 and take everything off with no leftovers. BUT I ONLY USE THAT FOR CERAMIC COMPOUND. For Silver-based compounts I use Arctic clean and a coffee filter.
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Originally Posted by onelivestarfish View Post
alright a final answer for you:

coffee filter

+

Isopropyl alcohol (90% or higher)

done.

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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Linty much. I strictly use coffee filters. The things are cheap enough.
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I use alcohol wipes, the kind that you use on cuts and stuff. They are usually %100 and take everything off with no leftovers. BUT I ONLY USE THAT FOR CERAMIC COMPOUND. For Silver-based compounts I use Arctic clean and a coffee filter.
Are you sensing a pattern?
Use anything you want to get the majority of the goop off;
You can wipe it off on the Cat if ya want to

Then finish up with a Coffee filter and High % Isopropyl.

For even better result, then proceed with the ArcticClean -You'll be surprised at how much more comes off what appears to be a "spotlessly clean" surface -that you just did with Iso- when you use ArcticClean.

If you use the Iso first - You save on the ArctiClean and one $5 set will last you ages.\\
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My suggestion is to lick it off, good tasting and good for you.
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I always found brake cleaner to remove everything.
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I use peroxide, lol. JK JK

I'm soooooo pissed because I think I bent some pins on the CPU seat on my P5N-E while cleaning out compound off it.
    
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i use a sock, just turn it inside-out, and scrub away. if it's clean, it wont leave any hairs!
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