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How to get superglue off of Vid card memory chips?

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krag

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Mar 3, 2002
I just discovered that my little semi-permanent ramsink method wasn't as good as I first thought. Let me explain...I use AS5 for the TIM. I coat the bottom of the ram sink and then apply it to the mem modual with firm pressure and then give it several twists back and forth to work out any gaps or air bubbles. Next, I apply a sigle drop of superglue to the corner or side of the seam (of ram sink & mem). This has in the past proven to be a good semi-permanent solution to after market ram sinks. Until today...I popped off the mem (tweakmonster) ram sinks and underneath 3 of them there was a solidified shiny sheet of superglue on about 1/4 of the mem chip. It appears that the superglue "leached" into the TIM after application. I can't get it off with alchohol or goof-off (did'nt think it would work but tried anyway), I even tried scratching it with my fingernail to try and flake it off but it was a no go. Is there any "superglue remover" that anyone knows about?

Thanks bros, krag
 

attack

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May 23, 2002
get some nail polish removoter or paint thinner...once off damp everything with a wet cloth and then pat dry because if you leave paint thinner on for a while (not sure bout nail polish) it will eat the plastic.
 
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krag

krag

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ajrettke said:
get some nail polish removoter or paint thinner...once off damp everything with a wet cloth and then pat dry because if you leave paint thinner on for a while (not sure bout nail polish) it will eat the plastic.

Have you tried this method? The reason why I ask is because "goof-off" is a paint remover solution. If goff-off didn't do it...certainly paint thinner won't.
 

specific

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Apr 12, 2002
Location
Atlanta, GA
acetone

it's the main ingredient in nail polish remover. it's a strong organic solvent, found at Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, probably any hardware store.

after cleaning with acetone, wash with isopropyl alcohol. preferably 95%, but you may have a hard time finding that stuff. maybe at a pharmacy. the regular alcohol is only 70%, but will do fine.