ArctiClean 1 Thermal Material Remover: ArctiClean
1 uses a proprietary combination of non-toxic biodegradable solvents to emulsify
thermal greases or thermal pads. The citrus and soy based solvents in ArctiClean
1 match or exceed many hazardous and volatile solvents such as fluorinated and
chlorinated organic solvents, acetone, MEK (methyl ethyl ketone), mineral
spirits, isopropyl alcohol, and toluene.
ArctiClean 2 Thermal Surface Purifier: The cationic surfactants in ArctiClean 2 remove any residue left
by the ArctiClean 1 leaving a pristine surface for the application of a new
thermal interface material. It also incorporates advanced flash corrosion
inhibitors that minimize the corrosion layer on copper and aluminum allowing for
more intimate contact between the thermal interface
minds behind Arctic Silver and Nanotherm technology have come together to bring
you ArctiClean, the two step cleaning process that removes existing thermal
grease or pads and prepares the thermal surface for a fresh application of
thermal interface material. Why not just use isopropyl alcohol you ask?
Isopropyl alcohol will not remove thermal pads alone and will take much wiping
and scrubbing to remove the pad since it does not actually dissolve the pad
itself. However, with ArctiClean 1, thermal grease and pads are totally
emulsified, thus the waxes and oils from the thermal compound are suspended
allowing them to be cleaned off completely . ArctiClean 2 will then clean
up any residue left behind from ArctiClean 1 and will prepare the
cooper/aluminum layer of the heatsink for maximum thermal transfer.