View Full Version : what is it u use to clean a heatsink again?

11-01-01, 11:52 AM
i know u can use rubbing alcohol, but i dont have any, just got the sk6 and wanna know whats best to clean the bottom with before popin it on.


11-01-01, 04:31 PM
i know u guys know this cuz u've answered it before

el bob
11-01-01, 04:34 PM
I've always gone with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing) and a lint free cloth. Same as described on the artic silver website. Hmm, never had a need for another method.

I would go with an extremely high grit sandpaper and some soap and water. That should get it pretty clean. Plus, most SK6s have relatively rough bottoms anyway. Meaning that you might want to consider some basic lapping.

11-01-01, 05:57 PM
Its one liquid called BRASO , its good to make shainy the copper stuff , but its good for anything .

You will find it at the super market ,as kichen stuff polisher .

11-01-01, 06:53 PM
Wash it in the Sink

11-01-01, 07:24 PM
If you don't have alcohol, you probably don't have acetone either. That's what I use. same as nail polish remover.

11-01-01, 09:24 PM
If you wash it in your sink, and if it's copper, you start to get wierd colors. Rather, dip it in vinegar or lemon juice then dip it in alcohol. It'll clean it and also provides anti-rust protection.