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i have a feeling it was the mix of the silvercoil and the nickel, my copper blocks are all ok.

like angrybutcher suggested, i will hold off on the cleaning of the block until i hear from EK. For now all i can do is wait. I will post back when i hear from them
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i have a feeling it was the mix of the silvercoil and the nickel, my copper blocks are all ok.

like angrybutcher suggested, i will hold off on the cleaning of the block until i hear from EK. For now all i can do is wait. I will post back when i hear from them
Best of luck I hope EK gets back to you soon,

just remember to thoroughly clean parts before you install them for now
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Best of luck I hope EK gets back to you soon,

just remember to thoroughly clean parts before you install them for now
haha yep, live and learn
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If the plating is that thin then it goes to show that its only there for a cosmetic reason and has no real function for the device, (££££)
This is on topic...

Do you realize how thin plating actually is? Newspaper ranges from 50-100 microns thick, and we all know how thin it is. Standard inkjet paper is 200-400 microns thick.

EK claims their Nickel plating is 4 microns thick (old process), and was measured a bit thicker than that (6 - 8, I don't recall).

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i have a feeling it was the mix of the silvercoil and the nickel, my copper blocks are all ok.

like angrybutcher suggested, i will hold off on the cleaning of the block until i hear from EK. For now all i can do is wait. I will post back when i hear from them
People have been using silver coils in their loops for years with no corrosion on nickel or copper parts. While the chart listed in this thread makes it look like Silver and Copper are very far apart on the corrosion scale, in reality they are not. They are within the accepted limits to avoid corrosion.
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This is on topic...

Do you realize how thin plating actually is? Newspaper ranges from 50-100 microns thick, and we all know how thin it is. Standard inkjet paper is 200-400 microns thick.

EK claims their Nickel plating is 4 microns thick (old process), and was measured a bit thicker than that (6 - 8, I don't recall).
Yes thank you Angrybutcher I am well aware of how thick electroplating is and can be also how long you need to dip to get different coloured end results and thicknesses with dip counting in mind,

Anyways lets hope the OP hears something back from EK soon
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well i got the rest of the blocks clean for now. soaked them in boiling water with vinegar then took a toothbrush to them with some ketchup, a good rinse and dried. i couldnt get the cpu block as clean as i wanted.





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That copper is looking good! Based on that, I suspect the nickel block will clean up nicely as well. Hear anything from EK yet?
 
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That copper is looking good! Based on that, I suspect the nickel block will clean up nicely as well. Hear anything from EK yet?
thanks! not yet no, by the time i got the email out i was past 5pm on their time. Im sure someone will respond tomorrow sometime. Are there any EK guys on this forum?
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There are a couple on the forum, but I never see them unless they are being bashed lol (back in April/May/June)
 
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EK_tiborrr seems ok they should of let him handle it back then better attitude then eddy
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