Lifetime of Ceramique in an opened tube...

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Lifetime of Ceramique in an opened tube...

Post by Magic » Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:46 pm

I have some left over AS Ceramique. It's a bit more than a year old, and the cap is on. Any reason to suspect it's no longer good?

I'm going to replace my 7000alcu with a Thermalright XP-120. So the last thing I want is diminished efficacy from my Ceramique.


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Post by Stupid boy » Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:13 pm

I would use it.

Here's all that I could find on Arctic Silver's site:
To keep the compound fresh for future applications, always replace the cap on the syringe after each use. The syringe should be stored tip down so that any slight separation that occurs over a long period of time will be at the back end of the syringe with fully suspended particles below that.
A lot of people bought huge tubes of AS3 and still use them, and I still use my year-old AS5, so I'm sure there isn't a major difference.

But getting a new tube certainly won't hurt.

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Post by JimK » Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:41 pm

I'd push the first one or two "grains of rice" out of the tube and toss it then use the Ceramique behind that. That way, if the exposure to air at the end of the tube changed anything you have gotten rid of it.

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