Originally Posted by bobbyt2012
I suppose you could you a hairdryer to thaw it out a little, but I don't like that idea too much because any frozen condensation will become liquid and seep into the board. There was some condensation on my clay, but I took all the clay off before it melted, so I didn't have water contacting my board.
I would not recommend you make that a habit..
pulling off 'frozen clay' can easily rip off tiny resistors etc from the PCB... Theres really no need to ever take the clay/eraser off once its on there.. I just put a few more shop towels/paper towels down on the mobo...along with some fans, once I shut it down and kill power to it for the night. The towels will pickup anything on the clay or any other part of your insulation, and evap will all the air flow.
I use the above method on my main bench rig..with good success..I dont even rip it down, or remove the pots anymore at the end of a session..that way once it thaws/drys out for a day...its ready to rock again