What can I use to wipe off thermal paste?
To remove the TIM, first wipe the surface with the dry cloth to remove as much of the big chunks as you can.
Then apply a small amount of alcohol directly to the cloth; while not as important when working with the heatsink, it’s still a good idea to avoid making a mess..
Do you need alcohol to clean thermal paste?
@thekingcameron Yes, Isopropyl Alcohol will help to remove remaining residue, though I’d remove as much of it as you can using a lint-free cloth or similar before using it so you’re not spreading the thermal paste or compound around and making a mess. … 70% alcohol is fine.
Can I clean thermal paste with wet wipes?
Dont use baby wipes, they wont get the thermal paste off and leave a greasy residue. If anything, toilet paper and mouthwash with alcohal in it would be your next best thing.
Can I use hand sanitizer to clean thermal paste?
I used hand sanitizer with q-tips for my cleaning off the thermal paste on my cpu and it worked like a charm. Just make sure it’s got a really high alcohol % to it.
Can you use nail polish remover to clean thermal paste?
Don’t use nail polish remover as a solvent for anything else than removing nail polish. It’s better to use 91% IPA even if it is 9% water by volume, dry it off gently and dust off lint after removing the old paste.
Can I use Windex to clean thermal paste?
mbreslin1954 : I’ve used rubbing alcohol and Windex, both work well.