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Arctic Silver 3 from 2002

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December 21, 2006 11:12:37 PM

I have some leftover Arctic Silver 3 from 2002, anyone think it's still ok to use?


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December 21, 2006 11:20:17 PM

I bet you it is a collectors item LOL. :wink:

Where was it stored during that time. Cold, warm temperatures?
December 21, 2006 11:24:25 PM

In room temperature....

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December 21, 2006 11:49:18 PM

The reason i ask is because i had my as5 in my car for about a year with out knowing that it was in the car. During that time the temperatures were between 100F and -10F. At the same time i had another as5 that i was using which was kept in my room for about same time and around 68F. One day while cleaning my car i found my as5 and used it on my rig in which the paste was very hard compared with my as5 which was stored in my room. I think extreme weater like cold, hot, humidity played a role in breaking down the components in as5. I know that some of you might disagree. You might say that as5 is made for extreme temperature changes. :) 

If your as3 has not been through tough weather i c no reason not to use it but hey a new as5 is around 10 bucks.
December 22, 2006 5:00:09 PM

Hey, well, here's my answer... quote from Arctic Silver guys:

"It should be fine. If there has been any separation continue
pressing the plunger until fully mixed compound is

Colin Thompson
Arctic Silver, Inc.
Phone: (559) 740-0912
Fax: (559) 740-0913"

It's good to know we all use a quality product that lasts a while....