part 1: scratches on the ceramic
knows that problem. You found a chip on the scrap, this chip
is missing in your collection, but there are awful scratches
on the ceramic, and nothing can change that. Many collectors
tried many different ways to clean the ceramic. I tried
acid, rubbers, all kind of sprays and chemicals, and then I
found the perfect paste!!!! It's a polish paste with added
This product is from the company Amway and is called "LOC
Metal Cleaner". You only put a little bit of this paste on
the chip and rub with a kleenex. It works really great on
purple or on white ceramic.
Only on gold lids and gold caps you should not polish with
awful scratches on the cpu
after cleaning, ready. perfect!!
I am absolutely happy
about this results. And the same results on white ceramic!!
But be careful of the
The result of this
chip you can see at the end in the next article.
the residues of polish pastes and other dirt
Ok, who uses polish pastes and other sticky material, have
to clean the chip again to get a really beautiful
nice chip. I also searched and tried many ways. But suddenly
I found again, a perfect chemical cleaning part. It's a
special bathroom cleaner. With a soft tooth brush and water
I clean all dirt from the chip, also the rest of the polish
This cleaner does not destroy the black printing on the
gold lids, and saves the legs from oxidation.
Easy, all you need in a bathroom: clean, no oxidation on
With this method I am also cleaning all boards! Maybe some of you will say:
I am always connected to the earth with a anti static
bracelet. All boards and chips I have cleaned by this
way are still working ( those of them I am able to test)
think this is a absolutely great
result! This chip is newer
than after his assembling and
a perfect part for a museum.
If you want more information
- feel free to ask me by mail.
part 3: heat conducting pastes
also very foxing thing for
collectors are heat conducting pastes and any other kind of glues and
stickers on a cpu.
I tried many sprays and fluids and I found the prefect one. It's a
chemical spray which doesn't destroy the printing on a gold cap
or other printings. You can remove pastes and glues
For cleaning a gold cap you should take a very soft cloth. A normal
kleenex will scratch it! This spray is called "SOLVENT 50"
and costs about 10$. You should
get this spray at any electronic store.