[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.
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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