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Cleaning my micro res as im selling it. What can I use to get rid of this residue/cloud look inside? Can I use dish soap or no since its acrlyic?

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I want to know this too. I have a spare MicroRes Rev2 laying around from another build that had some gunk in it which I can't seem to fully remove.
     
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post #3 of 9
Dish soap is fine, you want to stay away from bleach and isopropyl alcohol.

I'd just use soap, hot water and a lot of scrubbing. You don't want to damage the reservoir and acrylic can be destroyed very easily by a lot of cleaning chemicals.
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Scrubbing? Um, are you meaning use a pipe cleaner to scrub the inside or will that scratch the acrylic? Is there any particular dish soaps to stay away from? I know Ammonia and/or other chemicals in windex and cleaners like that will make acrylic haze (learned from my window mod -_- )
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I've seen people use sand or other abrasive material inside reservoirs to provide the scrubbing effect. Just make sure you wash it all out after you are done and don't go overboard or you might scuff the acrylic a bit.
    
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post #6 of 9
Best thing you can do is take a cue from auto detailing. Use a mild dish soap with degreaser (we prefer Dawn) and scrub with something clean & soft - terry cloth or microfiber towels. Your concerns about scratching are valid. Do not use a pipe cleaner or anything else with metal. Acrylic scratches easier then most material. You're going to have a tough time scrubbing inside the res, but take your time & work through it. Maybe find a thin wood or plastic dowel - anything but metal - and wrap the towel around that. Good luck.
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I use vinegar then soap and water.
    
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Thanks everyone for the input Warm water and dawn dish soap worked perfectly. Used a shop towel and a small plastic (flexible) rod rinsed it. then put a drop or two in the res. filled with water. Shook it. Rinsed, then I put a dab of dish soap on the towel and put it through the port hole and used the rod and moved it around inside. Used the different ports to have the rod through to get different areas.

Drying now.
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You can also use aquarium cleaner and tobacco pipe cleaner sticks.
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