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Stripping, cleaning and shipping servers

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Hi guys,

I have been offered a project to work on and would appreciate some advice as I'm inexperienced in this sort of thing.
As part of this project I will be going through a number of used HP servers mostly in the ProLaint DL range of which some contain valuable parts.

I've got to do the following:
- Strip Valuable parts (Mostly PCI parts. not parts such as RAM, PROC or HDD’s)
- Take stock of all Servers/Parts
- Clean Servers/Parts
- Package Server/Parts professionally (anti static bags ect )

Like I said before this is not something I’ve done before and would like some advice, I don’t know what cleaning products to get, what sort of tool kit I will need or packaging.

I need cleaning sprays that can be used on motherboards and sensitive parts on the servers, tough sprays that can be used on stains on the casing, a way of dusting the servers  maybe compressed air cans also is it ok to use any cloth? or is there anti static wipes?

I would need a professional tool kit to dismantle the servers which includes an anti static wrist band. ( there is a possibility of me having to build some servers from scratch in the future so the tool kit should contain relevant)

I am also unsure of packaging I would assume for the parts to use anti static bags with a heat sealer?

I will be paying for all of these items out of my own pocket so although the items have to be to a professional level the price needs to kept moderately low.

Just to clarify I only require the item names/models I can source the items myself please don’t link me sites to actually purchase the items.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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