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Old September 13, 2012, 04:22 AM
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.... 90%+ proof
they are not such thing as 90%+ proof ................ 87.5 proof is 50% . same mistake with peroxide , 30 volume is 10%

The impurity in 50% iso is only water. the rubbing alcohol is the one to avoid as it contain stuff like camphor.

the 50% alcohol with Scott towel will do fine, remove most of it in one shot and finish with a second piece of paper towel

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Old September 13, 2012, 05:58 AM
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I'd avoid the q-tips as they tend to leave bit's of themselves behind. Beyond that the 90%+ ISO Is good, and use something like Microfibre cloth (or my personal favorite, I use sunglass cloths) or as sswilson stated a Coffee filter.

That does the trick every time.

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Old September 13, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Alcohol + coffee filters does the trick for me. :)

I have the alchohol figured out, I drink a couple of shots before I work on the paste but now the filters, do I use them before or after I brew with them?
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Old September 13, 2012, 06:50 AM
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I have the alchohol figured out, I drink a couple of shots before I work on the paste but now the filters, do I use them before or after I brew with them?
That depends, are you mixing it with rye (irish coffee) or rum (not completely sure what nationality this belongs to.... )? :)
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Old September 13, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Been using the Alcohol swabs for a while, no issues for the CPUs so far.
DONT use the nail polish remover it is very strong stuff (I think known as Thinner?), and if there are remnants of nail polish it will give a nice paint coat to the CPU
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Old September 14, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Pretty sure nail polish remover is acetone based. AFAIK anything that'll take automotive paint right down to the bare metal in seconds shouldn't be used on PC parts.
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@ sswilson yep second that.
Loooong time ago, when PS1 was the king, I used nail polish remover it to "CLEAN" the lens needless to say had to get a new PS1 ...
O the young and the dumb days.....
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I've used this for a decade or so....

Certified Brake Cleaner | Canadian Tire

Or 99% iso if it's a smaller job.
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Old September 14, 2012, 01:34 PM
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@ sswilson yep second that.
Loooong time ago, when PS1 was the king, I used nail polish remover it to "CLEAN" the lens needless to say had to get a new PS1 ...
O the young and the dumb days.....
Heh... I was using it to clean travel stickers off of the windshield of a used car I'd just bought, and made the mistake of laying the nail polish remover soaked cotton ball on the hood for a second or two...... As such I can say with fair certitude that it'll strip automotive paint down to the bare metal in seconds......
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