[time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?

Dr. David Kirkby david.kirkby at onetel.net
Sat Feb 11 19:48:54 UTC 2012

On 02/11/12 04:52 PM, John Ackermann N8UR 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

Silicon oil seems to remove that easily. I've found two recent sources of 
silicon oil when I needed to do this.

1) My mate had some with his electric shaver.
2) Oil filled Bird dummy load.

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