Cleaning RK05 packs (Was: LGP-30 Memory Drum Update)

CuriousMarc curiousmarc3 at
Sat Jan 7 01:59:15 CST 2017

Here is the exact reference for the clean room wipes:

Berkshire DURX 670
Item #: DR670.0404.10
4"x4" (10cm x10 cm)
Non-woven Polyester/Cellulose

And isopropyl alcohol we use is 99.9%, not just 99 as I said.


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We use 6"x6" clean room rated wipes (I think they were either Berkshires or
Kimwipes) from Grainger and 99% isopropyl alcohol from Fry's. Won't scratch,
free of microscopic dust and lint, and 99% alcohol will leave no drying
marks (it's typically the last rinse in IC manufacturing). May cost you a
bit. Wipe your work area before and use clean room gloves.

> On Jan 5, 2017, at 6:40 AM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:
> isopropyl alcohol works. TFE is better, if you have some stashed.
> If you can find them anywhere, Texwipe made a plastic wand that looks 
> like a tongue depressor with a slit down the middle and a lint free 
> sleeve called the Texsleeve (tx300 sleeve, tx800 wand) that you would 
> use to clean heads
> Minor head crashes leave a tar-like residue that you need to remove. A 
> pack inspector is a handy thing to have (spinle with microscope and 
> illuminator on the rack and pinion) to look for surface damage.


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