[time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?

Robert LaJeunesse rlajeunesse at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 11 17:45:48 UTC 2012

I've used WD-40 to soften adhesive gunk such that a paper towel can be used to 
wipe it off. 

From: John Ackermann N8UR <jra at febo.com>
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
Cc: Time-Nuts <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Sat, February 11, 2012 11:56:01 AM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?

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.
> John

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