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Old 07-09-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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Talking Kneaded Erasers - for insulation

Update: Dec 10, 2008

Okay I received my kneaded erasers from Jovian.com.au - thanks Celeste

Jovian.com.au have a special on shipping costs for overclockers - you can grab a 18 pack of Faber Castell Kneaded erasers via express cost discounted to $7 per 18 pack. You need to select in referal/where you found Jovian drop down box - "overclockers".

Celeste has also mentioned they have a cheaper brand of kneaded erasers which just came into stock called Generals Kneaded erasers. I'm going to give both brands a test to see which is better suited for us in terms of insulation. I'll start with Faber Castells since I have more spare to work with
  • Faber Castell's - each pack measures 11mm x 40mm x 40mm (17.6 cubic cm) costs AUD$1.54/pack
  • Generals - each pack measures 9mm x 31mm x 44mm (12.276 cubic cm) costs AUD$1.24/pack

As you can see the Faber Castell's cost per cubic cm is cheaper than Generals - 8.75 cents versus 10.10 cents. But wonder which will be better for insulating motherboards ?













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Latest trend is to use Kneaded erasers for insulating the motherboard for sub zero cooling. So was wondering if this type of eraser is reusable or not ?

Found an Aussie online store with the stuff http://www.jovian.com.au/

link at http://www.jovian.com.au/index.html?...380.html#p1933 so many types to choose from heh

i.e. Winsor Newton Kneaded Putty Rubber Large measures ~ 6.8cm x 4.2cm x 1.1cm for AUD$6.41



Please share your experience and photos of Kneaded eraser insulated sockets

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
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Nice find eva. I was looking for some of that stuff on ebay(link that TheKarmakazi sent on his thread) but was very expensive to post here .
Good to see we can find it in Australia
Might give it a try .
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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Errr, and the different between $2 BluTak or playdoh is???
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:50 AM   #4
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beats me - no idea..

$2 bluetak can cover whole board ?

Guess another question is how much is needed to insulate a board ?

kneaded eraser vs blu-tak
http://www.artpapa.com/forum/DCForumID32/633.html
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296452
http://www.adhesives-equipment.com/p...le-artists.php

so blu-tak is stickier.. but how much more so ?

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Old 08-09-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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Would be interesting to compare types under extreme cold - does one harden or become brittle? Does one lift from the surface a bit?

In answer to your question - none of them are required to insulate a board.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:28 PM   #6
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blutac definitely doesn't become brittle

i like using it and have for a long time now
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:29 PM   #7
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good ole blutac.. who would of thought, thats cool as
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:16 AM   #8
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All my testing with these has been with dry ice, so never below -70 or so...

kneaded erasers dont become brittle at all, they are quite malleable even when cold. They dont leave much residue at all when you take them off the board. They stay where you put them too, didnt lift off the mobo or anything. They are also reusable at least a few times. (I've used mine twice so far, and theyre still good for a few more runs at least).
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