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Worst things to use as Thermal Paste That Might Work

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  1. OzzmanFloyd120

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    It was just a matter of time.

    a slice of that lunch meat that tastes like shit but only costs .50 cents.
     
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    Carl Budding! lol
     
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    a thinly sliced piece of swiss cheese
     
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    what kind do you use, silver or copper?

    I only ask, cause around here, I've seen countless issues with silver - everything from it drying up and causing lugs to come off hard, to actually causing lugs to pull threads (not sure why, though, as it seems counter-intuitive to what AS does).

    Copper, though . . . never had any issues with it. I use it all the time on certain vehicles notorious for rusting (*cough* Fords *cough*), for exhaust gaskets on high-heat applications, as well as a multi-purpose lube for drum brake hardware on HD utility vehicles.

    Although, silver, again, I recommend against using for brake lubricant - besides the fact that it can dry up from the immense heat from normal brake operation, it doesn't provide enough lubrication properties compared to high-temp grease.

    I understand your theory here, but I think it might depend some on regional climate as well - from my experience with the goop, it causes things to stick badly after it's dried up.

    Except, as I mentioned just above, copper.

    aha - I think I see something common here . . . salt. Y'all northerners use a lot of road salt during the winter - we have a lot of air-borne salt during the summer from the ocean wind . . .

    hmmm . . .
     
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    Zinc-based sunscreen! (Tried it, it worked for about half an hour before my dad came home with some proper TIM)
    Wet paper!
    Or you could take a leaf out of Dell's book and use alfoil! :ohwell:
     
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    loctite
     
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    good-god, man!!!!








    blue or red?
     
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    blue the shade they pick looks pretty im so glad someone knew what it was but i knew you machanic boys would
     
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    yeah we know . . . anyone who has ever taken any bolt off of a Ford knows what loctite is . . . :p


    at least you didn't recommend red - god, what kind of a nightmare that'd create should you ever have to take a HS back off . . . :twitch:
     
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    Boogers, but you have to save them up for awhile and keep 'em moist. At least they're CHEAP. Never tried it myself though, just thought about it. Ridiculous, gross, assinine, etc., I know, but still gooey. I probably just thought of that because I have to blow my clogged-up nose ATM.

    Chris
     
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    Copper. It comes in a larger jar and is made by Caterpillar. I don't use the silver stuff for anything. When it comes to brakes for lube I like to use synthetic grease which is usually green. But really I love coating as much as I can with that copper CAT stuff. This winter has been brutal so far, there isn't much to repel this kind of salt and ice/snow. Salty ice is a car killer!
     
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    just wondering, TBH - our shop purchases silver, but I have a bottle of copper in my toolbox that I prefer to use. My comeback rate is 0%, and I intend to keep it that way :toast:

    Silver, I only use on exhaust gaskest and seals for the average vehicle - not high-heat output motors like diesels and high-displacement motors.

    I'll use high-temp synthetic grease on car brakes, but utility trucks require something that can withstand higher heat levels, and copper AS is the only thing I know of that's capable. Asides, I've never had any issues with the stuff drying out like silver does.
     
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    Neosporin. Diaper Rash cream.
     
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    Peice of carbon fiber, ground up and turned to paste. :p

    EDIT: Oh wait that might actually work. :eek:
     
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    Petroleum jelly, gummy bear/worn, peanut butter extra creamy.
     
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    dam i was going to say sliced cheese and chewing gum, now i will ahve to think up some others

    umm shit i cant think of any others :(
     
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    Don't scoff at the name, this stuff works! I love it, and you'll find many other parents that love it too!

    But on my CPU? Hmmmmm............

    :roll:
     
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    i think that stuffs the same as sudocrem that you get in the UK

    i lol'd at the name tho
     
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    A human hand.

    Virgin blood.

    RED loctite!
     
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    i think the blue loctite is pretty good F trying to get something off with that stuff on...youll crack your mobo trying to pull that HS off.
     
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    hmm,

    water, and remember to hold your hand on the HS!, lol
    axle bering greese,
    oh lead solder, lol
     
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    super glue or putty
    erm i think lurpack spreadable butter dont forget to put a large nob of butter on and squish it with the heatsink!
     
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    Plastic wrap.
    Styrofoam.
     

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