[time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?
wa1zms at att.net
Sat Feb 11 17:25:44 UTC 2012
FWIW....I used denatured alcohol and acetone. Just be sure to wear chemical
safe gloves and plenty of shop rags.
But it comes right off. Fumes are bad too.
Let the rags dry out before you put them in the trash.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Graham / KE9H
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:11 PM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?
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 some
kind 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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