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Delidding: nail polish when using non-conductive paste?

Do I need to nail polish the electrical points when delidding if I DO NOT use liquid metal, I will be using Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste. It states that it's not conductive.

Please let me know, this is my first delid on 4790k I had for about 4 years now. :-)

EDIT: So here is what I have bought to get ready for installation (for anyone that does it first too)

1. Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish Top Coat (is not electrically conductive and does not erode the metals like other nail polishes [according to GamersNexxus video and notes]
Buy it here: https://www.target.com/p/sally-hanse...z/-/A-51068156

2. Rockit Delid Tool and Cooper IHS for about 4-5 degrees drop vs Intel's IHS
You can buy it here: https://rockitcool.myshopify.com/pro...s-for-lga-1150
How to use this kit: https://rockitcool.myshopify.com/blo...-new-rockit-88

3. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut High Performance Thermal Grease - 1g (Liquid Metal)
Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

4. Permatex 82180 Ultra Black Maximum Oil Resistance RTV Silicone Gasket Maker, 3.35 oz. Tube
For putting a tiny bit on the corners to seal the cpu back up.
Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

5. Rubbing alcohol 91%, get this high, because it's a pain to remove thermal compound with 50% or even 70% alcohol solutions.

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