Home to remove monumental grime?

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
Date: Tue Feb 11 21:14:00 2003

Quothe Vintage Computer Festival, from writings of Tue, Feb 11, 2003
at 06:49:29PM -0800:
> Can anyone suggest a safe way to remove grime that is so old and so thick
> that the only way to remove it is to rub it off with your bare fingers?

Not sure if it's safe on circuit boards, but I've used Simple Green
to wash the cases of computers with... worked great, no damage.

> I slathered this board in contact cleaner and it didn't do anything. The

Wasn't there a thread a while back in which someone mentioned washing
circuit boards in a dishwasher?

> grime just remained. If I rub it with my bare fingers then it will
> eventually start to rub off and leave little remainders like pencil eraser
> droppings.

Several years ago, I used some sort of circuit board cleaner to clean
up some very dirty circuit boards; not sure if I have any cans of this
left, but I'll check to see if I can find out what this was.

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