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    i want to soak my alpha in paint remover!!

    with the paint off it wont it stay cooler...one less thing for the heat to go through??

    your thoughts
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    i guess that would work.
    if its a fan/heatsink combo remember to take the fan off

    hehe

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    the fan? what fan? this thing has no fan on it!!! is it supposed to?
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    black body radiation.

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    Here's the link from Microforge, manufracturer of Alpha.

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    Hi Hardware 911 - You'll probably find it's black anodizing. The thing that can remove anodizing is sodium hydroxide (caustic soda aka oven cleaner). Three or four applications usually does the trick but don't breathe the spray and try and keep it off your skin - .

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    Sheesh.... Why would ya wanna mess up the pretty black heatsink??? LOL

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    yep it is anodized. it sure looks like paint ohh well
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    The anodize won't make any difference, I think, basically it is the metal.

    someone say I'm wrong

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    I was just about to say that it's anodized as well... it won't come off but if you try something funny, and it turns out to be a good idea... let us all know.
    ? Quantum Physics ? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    HW911 I seen in another thread you said something about a machine shop. why not take it there have them sand blast the stuf off. prolly take about 1 minute.
    whatever

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    i thought it was paint JOPEY since its anodized dont think it will make a diff.


    was just a thought a stupid one at that
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    If you take the stuff off the heatsink, you stand to short some stuff...

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    I read somewhere (heatsink.com?) that anodize actually improves heat transfer. I believe that is why most of the heatsink out there are anodize. Otherwise why would they spend the extra money and time to do it.

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    still if you want that stuff removed it sandblasting will do it. can eat up the AL pretty quick as well so be jentel.
    whatever

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