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I certainly do the same tongue.gif
It's a good company though.
http://www.galvame.nl/

Also think it just looks better with the Bitspower Black sparkle fittings
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Costs for me are around €40 incl shipping. smile.gif

Oh cool, that sounds not that bad.
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love how you made it so you can get the red parts back on. It really adds to it as it almost screams "mars II" at you with them so everyone will know what it is.

If it werent for the patina that gets on the copper it would look awsome as is....

I even personally like a little patina on copper but I know alot dont.....My sure doesnt....i have to shine her copper pots up all the time....
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It is sooooo sexy. Custom stuff just rules. Great work man. thumb.gif

Now get it done and go build some more hmmmmm wink.gif
 
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Yea like I said, its the touching it that does it, although you could have a coating put on it to prevent it. My current HK block has copper on the top that has a coating on it.

How wrong you are sir. There is a reason the waterblock corrodes on the outside and not the inside - but its not because you never touch it, but rather that it never comes into direct contact with Oxygen. And no, H20 doesn't have the same effect as Oxygen in air. The water actually forms a protective barrier over the surface of the internal copper. Like you say though, a basic lacquer coat on the outside of the copper block would prevent corrosion, but would also inhibit heat transfer, and would be bad for the contact surfaces...
    
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How wrong you are sir. There is a reason the waterblock corrodes on the outside and not the inside - but its not because you never touch it, but rather that it never comes into direct contact with Oxygen. And no, H20 doesn't have the same effect as Oxygen in air. The water actually forms a protective barrier over the surface of the internal copper. Like you say though, a basic lacquer coat on the outside of the copper block would prevent corrosion, but would also inhibit heat transfer, and would be bad for the contact surfaces...

The oils on your hands definitely speed up the process, though.
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I never said it was solely from touching it, I had a pair of copper blocks that had no coating and anywhere I missed started turning colors within a day or so, however when I wiped them down they didn't turn nearly as fast. Yes the inside was much better looking than the exterior but it was never touched. (Not saying that's why it looked better just stating a fact, the interior was a single color with no dark spots)

His block turned so quickly due to all the handling it got, however over time the same thing would have occurred (but MUCH slower). There is no need for heat transfer on the top of a waterblock, and as I stated he should only do it on areas that would be seen, like the edges however that would be almost pointless since if they were not touched they wouldn't end up with darker spots and would have a similar color rather than parts that are handled constantly. I mean its obvious that its greatly accelerated by being handled since within one day he had fingerprints turning dark on the block.

From what I can tell you assumed that I didn't know what happens to copper when exposed to oxygen and finger oils, anyways hes plating it and IMO I wouldn't touch a plated block but would love to see how a custom plated one does vs a manufacturer.
    
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Copper part has been sent to the nickel plater.
So curious how it will look! smile.gif

Meantime.

Highflow sent me 3 'Cpu lapping kits' to try polishing the POM part.
(Hopefully this will succeed smile.gif )
Thanks Freddy!

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I was looking for O-rings for a while to seal the block.
Luckily Skiryl had some left from a previous project! smile.gif

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The 'Inspired by' logo was grey anodised aluminum.

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Now I think it should look like the nickel and fittings.

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So lets polish smile.gif

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When I got an hour left next week I will polish the last scratches out.

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BRB, cleaning drool off the floor. Looking awesome l3p, can't wait for more updates thumb.gif
 
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