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Old June 16th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by EarlyMon View Post
If that doesn't work, check back, we can discuss an alcohol bath.
Originally Posted by Rockale View Post
Out of curiosity, what is an alcohol bath?
Originally Posted by ocnbrze View Post
Well alcohol has a drying effect in that it is highly evaporative and is soluble with water(dissolves in water) ... you do, however, need to find the right kind of alcohol to do this. I think rubbing alcohol might work, but I have read that it can be a bit risky.
In my minimal experience with fiber optic cable, and other expensive electronics, I've found that a higher purity % will dissolve slightly faster and leave less residue. The rubbing alcohol you buy at the local drug store is usually slightly below or around 87.9% pure (the difference is usually water dilution).

If you can find a product that is in the high 90's % pure, slightly better results can be achieved. (if you can believe the claim on the bottle, 99.9% pure IPA is the good stuff)

I personally wouldn't try the alcohol method here, and it doesn't sound like we are going down that route, just a tip I've picked up
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