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Old July 12, 2009, 09:33 AM
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The one I see around here is called Goo Gone. Works well on removing sticky residue but I haven't used it on heatsinks.
I love that stuff works awesome for getting sap of you.

For heatsinks I use 99% and coffee filters. Coffee filter work better than lintfree cloths IMO for the simple fact of being disposable.
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Old July 12, 2009, 09:51 AM
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you could try putting it in the freezer for a few minutes, it'll make the adhesive less tacky and might just come right off. i havn't tried this with a heatsink but i have done this before with something, but i cant recall what it was, it was a long time ago, lol.
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Old July 12, 2009, 10:15 AM
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WD40 is your bestest friend for removing sticky goop. Just be sure to follow up with iso alcohol after to remove residue.
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About 99.9% isopropyl alcohol, where are you guys getting it ? Is there any drug store/local computer store selling this or you mostly have to order it online ?

Since I don't have some at hand, I'm using plain old isopropyl rubbing alcohol (70%)...
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Old July 12, 2009, 10:30 AM
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I get mine at the local Superstore drug dept.
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drug store's you'll have to shop around. they don't have it every where
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My last batch of iso came from wallymart. Depending on the location, some stores keep it behind the pharmacy counter.
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you could try putting it in the freezer for a few minutes, it'll make the adhesive less tacky and might just come right off. i havn't tried this with a heatsink but i have done this before with something, but i cant recall what it was, it was a long time ago, lol.
I did that with my Maximus Formula to get off the stock heatpipe setup

And 99% isopropyl alcohol seems to be a rarity around Toronto at least. Luckily I have a really old bottle from ages ago that's done me fine for now. I've only look on shelves though, never asked.
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