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Thread: Picture of D2E epoxy install

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    Looking at the product info, it looks the same as Zip Strip. I was just offering another option to anyone who might not be able to find Circa 1850. For either product, do it in a warm area, give it time to work before removing and several applications might be needed.

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    so any success thus far?

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    we'll soon see. i'm gonna do it this weekend. didnt want to get started during the week, as i work full time and the wife is pregnant . so lots of runing around to do.
    will post my positive results when im done.

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    I used a small heat gun on mine and it worked great. I cut a square in a piece of cardboard about the size of the chip. I set this over the chip to protect the other areas of the board from the heat. I used a hobby knife and put it under the corner of the epoxy in the area that needed to be removed.

    Then I started heating the epoxy with the gun while putting a little prying pressure on the epoxy. As it heated up it would start to "release" from the wii. I kept some prying pressure on it and some heat until that whole corner just popped off exposing the solder points. Real easy.

    Brew

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    I just used Circa 1850 last night on my Wii and was successful in removing it all. It does take a bit of time. Be prepared to spend at least 1.5 hours. Mostly I spent the time waiting for the Circa 1850 to break down and soften the epoxy. It did not bubble up but it did expand and soften. Once that was good I used a Q-tip and small screw driver and safefly and lightly removed the epoxy. Remove all the residue with a Q-Tip. The finished job looked mint and as if the expoxy was never applied. I will apply the clip on today and see if it works but the Circa 1850 did not blister or cause any physical damage to the board or chips. I was careful to dab on the Circa 1850 to the expoxy only and wipe off any excess off of the chips. I had to use muliple sessions of putting on the Circa 1850 and letting it sit for 15 minutes.

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    I used to be super careful as well. The more I did it the sloppier I got however. You really don't need to be overly careful as long as you wipe up the residue after your done. Don't dump it on there but you don't need to be careful like it will kill the circuit board.

    I left a bunch of paint stripper on an old drive and it didn't do anything to it (visibly anyway).

    Just soak up any excess with a cotton swab and alcohol and your good to go.

    Glad it worked for you.

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    Zip strip works here also

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