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So I got a water block that was a little 'used' and it had algae and corrosion and all of that. Tap water may have been used, but i'm not sure. Anyway. I have this water block which has been replaced but I wanted to try it out to see what would happen. So if you are interested I will post the results.

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After first hour (I put it on that pad so I didnt get Coke on my desk):



After two hours:



next report will be after I get into work tomorrow. process seems to have slowed a little, but still some improvement.
Edited by willistech - 10/18/11 at 1:51pm
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post #3 of 36
The acids in Coke can dissolve some things, but the time it would take would be a while.
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Uploading pics after the first hour. Can definitely see the difference already.
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Just use baking soda and vinegar, you will get the same results without wasting such a tasty[?] beverage.
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the diet coke was free i'm just trying it for the hell of it. ketchup would clean it at this point too, but whatever. i'm sitting at work with nothing to do so this is entertaining
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Interesting. I'm assuming it will, eventually, do a good job.

If I had the time and inclination I would get a bunch of copper strips with the same level of corrosion and try different substances. Would be a quick, easy and informative experiment. Sadly I have less useful things to do with my life, like real work.
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Interesting. I'm assuming it will, eventually, do a good job.

If I had the time and inclination I would get a bunch of copper strips with the same level of corrosion and try different substances. Would be a quick, easy and informative experiment. Sadly I have less useful things to do with my life, like real work.
thanks for taking time off of your 'real work' to post
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thanks for taking time off of your 'real work' to post
You are welcome. That will be $130.



There are times when I really wish that I was free to persue all the random experiments that keep coming up in my head. Sadly I have this really expensive food / housing / girlfriend habit. My computer is cheap in comparison.
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Any carbonated drink should do it. Carbonation is from dissolved CO2. Dissolved CO2 creates carbonic acid. All carbonated drinks are acidic.
    
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