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    Re: Has anyone used liquid metal on any of their devices?

    This video might be useful...


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    Re: Has anyone used liquid metal on any of their devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    well they're metal compounds, so technically salts/redox products. It's like the whole acid:sugar = carbon column reaction. Any reaction that "grows" something has always been fascinating to us because they appear to produce more than what you put in.
    Had to google redox, that was an interesting read.

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    Re: Has anyone used liquid metal on any of their devices?

    I cannot add much here as it's mostly covered.
    One thing I will add is a warning about clear nail varnish, it is very good at forming a barrier around the chip on the die, however some are conductive.
    The problem is that it depends on the formula used and the specifics are not often given, the thing you want to avoid mainly is toluene (also may be listed as toluol) but that's not the only thing.
    Recommending a brand is also tricky as they often change the formulation with no notification.
    On the plus side the majority are not an issue, just something to be wary of.

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    Re: Has anyone used liquid metal on any of their devices?

    I've kinda decided it's well beyond my skill level. I may at some point try to find someone locally to do it for me. Thanks for all the helpful comments.
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    Re: Has anyone used liquid metal on any of their devices?

    Used it several times with no problems at all. Just don't get careless with it.

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    Re: Has anyone used liquid metal on any of their devices?

    what did you plump for in the end if not liquid metal? Good old AS?

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