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Old June 16th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If that doesn't work, check back, we can discuss an alcohol bath.
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Out of curiosity, what is an alcohol bath?
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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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