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Old 14th November, 2003, 10:31 PM
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Cleaning bits and bobs

Does anyone have a site that sells all the bits needed?
high-purity isopropyl
qtips (cotton buds?)
any other useful cleaning parts?

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You're not likely to find the QTips brand in the UK.

Isopropyl alcohol can be brought from a number of places. Try a search on Maplin or Farnell (Farnell do 1L and 25L containers)

What are you going to clean that requires isopropyl alcohol?
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You're not likely to find the QTips brand in the UK.

Isopropyl alcohol can be brought from a number of places. Try a search on Maplin or Farnell (Farnell do 1L and 25L containers)

What are you going to clean that requires isopropyl alcohol?
Im lapping my sink so gonna use TIM clean get the old AS3 off then lap it and was just looking for something to finish cleaning it off... that is correct use of Isopropyl aint it? Gets rid of bits and evaps with no residue?
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that is correct use of Isopropyl aint it? Gets rid of bits and evaps with no residue?
I use fingernail polish remover to thuroughly clean the heatsink then clean it again with alcohol for a residue free surface.
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that is correct use of Isopropyl aint it? Gets rid of bits and evaps with no residue?
Indeed it does - you'd probably just want the spray can (400ml) instead of a rather larger container. Unless, of course, you want to do lots of heatsinks!

Also, remember that the lapping's going to take the surface off. As long as there's not excessive amounts of anything on the bottom, the lapping will also do a good cleaning job. Much better than CIF at least!
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Indeed it does - you'd probably just want the spray can (400ml) instead of a rather larger container. Unless, of course, you want to do lots of heatsinks!

Also, remember that the lapping's going to take the surface off. As long as there's not excessive amounts of anything on the bottom, the lapping will also do a good cleaning job. Much better than CIF at least!
I ended up with a tin of PCB cleaner from maplins.. spray on and evaps as quick as it goes on (says on tin that leaves no residue) theres no ingredients listed on the can but that sounds like the right sort of stuff?
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I have to admit that I use a cheap (£0.99) 1L spray-can of carb cleaner, from the local car spares shop. It's 85% isopropyl alcohol, but not brilliantly pure as there is a certain amount of acetone and some ethyl aldehyde in there as well (you can tell by the smell). Does the job brilliantly, however
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Xylene cleans well too, but not recommended due to it's toxicity.
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Xylene cleans well too, but not recommended due to it's toxicity.
And in America you can still get CFC cleaners...
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