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    Question How clean badly scraped off adhesive/acoustic mat??

    For some reason I decided to scrape off some acousting matting from inside my case and now have a nasty patchy area with white & black bits all over it from the adhesive and rubber/foam that I couldn't scrape off (with a chisel )

    Anyone know how the hell to get this stuff off? Its butt ugly

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    Any solvent should do. Try white spirit or acetone (nail varnish remover etc). My favorite for removing stuff like heatsink paste etc is isopropanol alcohol which I beleive is available at maplins.

    Careful with any liquid in a pc

    btw above solvents are flammable.

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    You can soak any circuit board in isopropanol alcohol and if it fully evapourates then it should work again. Dont make a habit of it tho . But yea any kinda solvent should work. Be careful tho so solvents will melt the foam and then you will have a bigger stickier mess to get rid of.

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    Alcohols are usually good for that kind of sticky adhesive. As mentioned Isopropyl alcohol is good or methylated spirits usually does the job and is a bit easier to get hold of.

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    Try to scrape off as much as possible then use white spirit to get the rest off, probably best to put it on a cloth and wipe it. I just used this method to clean off an accrilic lacquer spray that I used on my copper waterblocks. I touched them thinking they were dry, and ruined the coat

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    isopropyl alcohol

    Sticky price-tags Tape-head cleaner, video heads, windscreen cleaner, etc, etc

    Just DON'T SMOKE

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