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    how do you remove old thermal paste?

    as in title. i saw the same threads a few weeks ago but the search function isnt working.
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    Personally I use nail polish remover and a lint free cloth usually that would take it all off without too much problem. If its more stubborn and has stuck i'd use a razor blade/stanley blade etc.

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    Akasa do a nice TIM cleaner.

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    Isoprophyll alcohol, lint free cloth, and a razor blade will get it sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    as in title. i saw the same threads a few weeks ago but the search function isnt working.
    If you haven't got any solvent handy, a bit of rolled up tissue does the trick if you are patient enough

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    ok, thanks for the replies.
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    I've always used carburettor cleaner, although I may have read somewhere that it leaves a residue. Always seems to work ok for me though, I just squirt some onto a bit of tissue and wipe it down.
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    Erm, Shouldn't ever use Petrol type based cleaners, its asking for Trouble, DO not use petrol based cleaners, e.g things like WD40.

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    It's not petrol based, I think -- it's mostly toluene, acetone and methanol. Googling for that did reveal where I read this advice though: overclockers.com. So now I don't know if it's harmful or not. Isopropyl would seem to be a safer bet, although Google is full of people recommending carburettor cleaner.

    Of course, it is highly flammable, which introduces other problems...
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    ill steal a little of my stepmums nail poslish remover. hopefully that shud do the trick. or white spirit maybe?!
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    A lot of nail polish removers have a polish in it itself. Some do leave a residue.
    Ive always used alcohol
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    I use tape head cleaner - thats the Isopropyl alcohol thing.

    I works fine with artic silver, but is a nightmare with the silver coloured silver based compounds, but i geuss thats less to do with the cleaner are more to do with the compound!

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    Avoid nail polish remover - also can contain colourant and perfume in addition to the polish mentioned above, also there is a recent trend for nail polish remover to be non-isopropyl based - peronsally I use Varn MRC meter roller cleaner, but you won't get that unless you're in the print trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korky
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    The other night I used Mr Muscle orange based kitchen cleaner to get off the stuff originally on the Athlons. Worked a treat after scraping off the exess!

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