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Lint free cloth?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MuSsEr, 3 Jun 2006.

  1. MuSsEr

    Wise Guy

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    On the back of Artic TIM remover it says to use with a lint free cloth....what is a lint free cloth? I just use kitchen roll or something
     
  2. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

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    Either kitchen roll or good quality toilet roll does the trick for me. I think "Lint" refers to "Bobbly Bits" - Sorry if thats not technical.

    Edit:

    Google "wikipedia lint free cloth" - Look at the first hit.
     
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2006
  3. MuSsEr

    Wise Guy

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    what does it actually mean tho?
    something thats not going to be statically charged?
    something with out much fluff on it which will get stuck to the cpu?

    they are the only two options I can think of
     
  4. Borden

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    So kitchen roll would be fine to use as it has no little bits that come off. It's what i use :)
     
  5. MuSsEr

    Wise Guy

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    gdgd, s'what i've always used too, was just wondering as was reading a tube of TIM remover y/day coz i was bored and spotted it, lol
     
  6. daz

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    Something that is 100% cotton, like a t-shirt. Kitchen roll is liable to scratch.
     
  7. split

    Mobster

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    I waiting for someone to say an old pair of these ;)
     
  8. Werewolf

    Commissario

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    A fairly common example of lint free cloth is the stuff you get to clean spectacles or lenses with :)
     
  9. SiriusB

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    Coffee filters are also recommended by Arctic Silver for cleaning HSFs and CPUs

    SiriusB
     
  10. MuSsEr

    Wise Guy

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    ok, I think I have soime sun glasses cleaning cloths somewhere I dont use

    how about a monitor cleaning cloth?
     
  11. Booner!

    Sgarrista

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    a lint free cloth can be obtained FREE of charge from specsavers or the like. just say you need a lint free cloth for your glasses. thats what i use for cleaning monitor etc :D
     
  12. The $6m Dan

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    Wait no longer, for I use a pair of old boxers.

    I need something that won't leave bits behind, and I imagine kitchen roll to be too fiberous for the job. It's too much like toilet roll, which does obviously leaves bits behind. Got to be an old hankie or something similar for me.
     
  13. SiriusB

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    I would imagine any cloth designed for cleaning glass would be lint free. So yeah, I reckon a monitor cleaning cloth is suitable.

    SiriusB