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how do u remove thermal paste w/o buying items...and no 90% alcohol?!?!?!

~so far i have....

paper towels...water...(jk)
    
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how do u remove thermal paste w/o buying items...and no 90% alcohol?!?!?!

~so far i have....

paper towels...water...(jk)
W/o the alcohol, you could try just rubbing off the thermal paste with the paper towel and hopefully get off as much as you can.
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alcohol is a must. my preferable combo is coffee filter + rubbing alcohol.
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I've gotten it off with paper towels before. not too hard.
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I use Arctic Clean and paper towels. Q-tips for nooks.
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I used uni-solve, eats up like crazy (medical supplies)
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just paper towels? hmm...or just coffee filters? how bout water?? not even a drop??
    
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I'd use 91% alcohol, paper towels or coffe filter is up to you. Both work great.

And I personally wouldn't use water.
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ArctiClean is your friend embrace it and make the paste go away.



It's like magic.
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post #10 of 55
Acetone works as well if you don't have alcohol.

I'm not really sure what to use if you don't have either. If you're going to end up using water, be careful, water is conductive and takes a while to dry if it touches anything else than the IHS. Also, COMPLETELY dry the water or else your IHS will oxidize (if there's copper around). Ehh... You can try using the saliva. I'm not sure how that would end up. I don't take responsibilities for these ideas. XD

But then, I highly recommend waiting until you can get your hands on alcohol/acetone
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