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I've got TIM to remove, no alcohol to do it. I do have a bottle of Acetone, not nail polish remover, just plain Acetone.

Yes or no?
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100% acetone? id probably dilute it a little, just so it can soak in a little as it evaporates pretty quickly- just don't go crazy and it should be fine as i can't think of any reason why it would react with anything
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post #3 of 8
lol that thing melts plastic so becareful.
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
lol that thing melts plastic so becareful.
yeah- dilute it and dip a q-tip in it and rub only the areas that have tim...

edit: @cacophony- i laugh every time i read your system specs.
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lol that thing melts plastic so becareful.
^^ This , I´d just get some alcohol. We´re talking a dollar or so at the pharmacy. Just not worth the risk in my opinion.
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I generally use the acetone from my mum's cosmetics bag that she uses to remove her nailpolish. It smells kinda different though, like perfume added. Is it safe?
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post #7 of 8
yeah its fine. they add the perfume to cover the smell and in nailpolish remover is diluted. i used rubbing alcohol in the past but recently threw in artic silver's tim remover/surface purifier on one of my purchases and it works extremely well. definitely worth the money imo
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I use acetone for all cleaning purposes (a hell lot stronger than rub alcohol) on computer parts. Hell you can soak an entire PCB board (sans plastic pieces) in it, dry it, and it still works just as fine. Go head rub that compound off with it.

No need to dilute it, Full strength will make it stronger than rubbing alcohol. Use it as much as you want, just wear protective gloves since the body does soak it through the skin and that isn't a good thing over a long period of time.
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