[time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?
Graham / KE9H
TIMENUT at austin.rr.com
Sat Feb 11 17:10:52 UTC 2012
If it is an adhesive tape residue or just an adhesive residue, the best,
paint safe, and non-toxic remover I am aware of is "Goo-Gone." It is
mild solvent with a lot of citrus oil in it. Sold at grocery stores. Since
you own a house, I would be surprised if your wife does not already
have a bottle. It is impossible to operate a house without it.
Works extremely well on adhesive tape residue, stick-on label residue,
and windshield sticker residue.
If that doesn't work then try iso-propyl alcohol, acetone, tri-chlor, etc.
Those are more toxic, will attack plastic and paint, etc.
--- Graham / KE9H
On 2/11/2012 10:56 AM, John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> I wasn't clear below -- the residue is on the Rb exterior surface that attached to the heatsink.
> On Feb 11, 2012, at 11:52 AM, John Ackermann N8UR<jra at febo.com> wrote:
>> Is there a recommended way to remove the residue of what I presume was thermal tape on the heatsinks of my various telco Rb units? It's a slightly tacky light greenish layer. I'm guessing that for a permanent installation one would want to remove that residue, smooth the surface, and replace with new material for best thermal transfer to the heatsink.
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