"System builders and enthusiasts are quite familiar with what thermal paste is and what it's purpose is also. This paste lies between any heatsink and chip and it purpose is to help conduct the heat away from the chip and over to the heatsink. The result of being exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time means that thermal paste isn't always the easiest thing to remove. Tuniq, a brother company to Sunbeam Tech., have recently released their TR-1; a thermal paste remover aimed at helping to take away all that scrubbing and work out of cleaning off the chips and heatsinks after separating them."
FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS (http://www.dreamwarecomputers.com/reviews_2009/tuniq_tr1/)