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Advice on how to clean the insulating foam inside a PC case after a fire

Nov 20, 2013
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Its vinegar, just really strong.
But vinegar, or any acidic liquid for that matter, only has its own limited uses. It's good for cleaning water residue, it's even better for cleaning oxidation off metals, but it's not good for washing the burnt smell out of foam. It would've been understandable to suggest some other "grandma's recipe", like dumping 5 kilos of soda on it and leaving in the closet for a month, cause it works with my stinky sneakers, but c'mon man... concentrated vinegar and foam... :D

Yeah I don't know about any of that stuff, I just know its not foam, and its heavy and works really well.
It's just a different type of padding. Same polymer, but instead of foam it's packed in panels as fibers. Kinda feels like very shitty wool. This stuff is even cheaper than foam.
Sep 16, 2018
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Grandmas recipe? Its available in a spray bottle. Like Windex, but vinegar. Maybe its a Canadian thing, dunno.


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paint remover and a hose. It will also remove plastic so remove any

Oven cleaner will strip just about anything off metal. I took the soundproofing off my H440 using gasoline. Of course it smelled till I washed it really well. Whatever he does he has a job in front of him.