[time-nuts] Removing thermal tape residue?

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Sat Feb 11 20:03:45 UTC 2012

And how do you remove the silicone oil?

Ever heard the one about the hotel guest who complains about the mouse in
his room?



> 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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