Originally Posted by LarsMarkelson
Dang ira, I was going to +rep you but then I can't because you're a moderator, lol. Thanks for the info, very useful and what I was looking for!
Say you want to go back to water or air, how do you clean up all that conformal polish?
Hey it's NP, glad to help..
I don't know if you can get Conformal off or not, I've never tried to.
You can get di-electric grease or Vaseline off with a blow dryer, just flip your board up-side down and heat it up with the gun to get it out of your socket. Then I use a little acetone to finish cleaning it up. The hardware store type acetone that comes in a quart metal can.
If you think you'll keep the mobo that long or want to re-use it for something else you can just use "Liquid Tape" on the mobo and grease the socket, then use grease on top of the dried "Liquid Tape" along with some neoprene, that will keep you from getting grease all over your mobo. Just be sure to use neoprene over the socket are in the back also. Put 2 or 3 heavy coats of the "Liquid Tape" on the front, it peels off easier if it's thick.
Look in my pic gallery for some proofing pic's, then over in the DICE/LN2 forum there are quite a few proofing pic's in the threads there.
I over proof most of the time but I haven't killed a mobo to condensation yet, I've volted quite a few to death though..
..But to me having it well insulated is just one less thing to worry about, I can get on with the clocking then...
It's really easy to do after you've done a couple of them, I kind of enjoy doing it anymore, I used to think it was a pain in the neck though..