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post #21 of 29
Open her up and smother some Brasso on it. Watch out for the fumes Rinse thoroughly with distilled water. Its a natural occurrence. Mostly everyone calls it tarnish and its the same thing that happens to copper cooking ware. It should have no impact on your performance.

@ The Pook: epic mate, just epic
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we should send back the statue of liberty to france. it oxidized too. bastards.
I wonder how much tomatoe sauce will be needed to clean it up
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we should send back the statue of liberty to france. it oxidized too. bastards.
lol

Its getting a bit out of hand with this returning blocks to distributors just because there is the slightest blemish..

Anyone remember back in the days when water cooling blocks were only made by a selected few companies, limited stock, cost a arm and a leg (and possibly a kidney), and when you received them, they looked like they were made in someones home made basement factory with a swiss army knife and a hack saw...?

But you was still so happy that you had water cooling that you didn't care, slapped that bad boy in there, got some god knows where you found those tubes and a eheim pump, and let it rip... a reservoir? what the hell is that? Those were the good ol days..
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Gary has never and will never screw anyone. This is one vendor that I believe when he opens his mouth. Sidewinder is the first place I look whenever I need something for my setup. Plus I get my stuff from him next day since he is so close to me.
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lol
Anyone remember back in the days when water cooling blocks were only made by a selected few companies, limited stock, cost a arm and a leg (and possibly a kidney), and when you received them, they looked like they were made in someones home made basement factory with a swiss army knife and a hack saw...?
..
Those were the days.....
cant forget the Chevy heater core for a rad lol

Swiftech any one??

Edited by DevilDriver - 10/14/11 at 8:45am
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Its the inside
Then what's the problem?

the surface discoloration won't affect the thermal performance of the block, and it is in a location that is not visible when the block is installed.
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post #27 of 29
Copper oxide will only coat the surface of the object. Only the copper directly exposed to the reactant (in this case, oxygen) will form that tinted color. It isn't like rust (iron oxide) which continues to penetrate through the metal. It only coats the surface (i.e. the Statue of Liberty).

If you apply a lacquer to the copper, you will loose thermal conductivity. If you get a little copper oxide, you will still loose thermal conductivity, but not nearly as much.

Hope that helps. I deal with this stuff on a regular basis at work.
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Gary has never and will never screw anyone. This is one vendor that I believe when he opens his mouth. Sidewinder is the first place I look whenever I need something for my setup. Plus I get my stuff from him next day since he is so close to me.

Amen this brother speaks the truth. BTW I use distilled vinegar with great results.
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