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post #1 of 47
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Hello everyone,

I just opened my recent WC loop cos like the rest I had the corrosion issues with the EK CPU and MB blocks, the water in the loop turned Blue from crystal clear distilled water, and what has me wondering is this on copper:

vgablock2problem.jpg

Is it corrossion, rust or simply staining ?

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post #2 of 47
Corrosion
You have Cu2+ in your loop; Blue is always a sign of copper in solution.
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post #3 of 47
Corrosion, if it is copper and it gets blue that means it is corrosion
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Yeah what kerian said ^^
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post #5 of 47
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Thanks guys,

this is all quite annoying with EK. Anyways the water at first looked like this:

reservoirgf.jpg

Crystal clear and after 3 months...

reservoir1.jpg

and

reservoir2.jpg

I used only distilled water and biocide plus anticorro...

coolantandanticorro.jpg

the other blocks look like this:

vgablock1problem.jpg

vgablock3.jpg

vgablock4problem.jpg
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post #6 of 47
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So if it is corrosion, can I clean it and reuse them ?

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post #7 of 47
Do you have any other metal in your loop ?
This may be the result of a galvanic effect between two different metals.

Anyway you got a beautiful blue color biggrin.gif
God I love my job beeing a chemist biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 47
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haha no kidding, I did like it too, but I had to put it apart because of the blocks corroding. I had nickel from the foulty blocks,nickel coated brass from the fittings and brass from the Rads.
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post #9 of 47
The blue is a dead give away.
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post #10 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theseekeroffun;13937290 
The blue is a dead give away.

How about the rads ?
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