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Alright, I purchased this block around a month ago (used) & everything seem'd great. The guy I baught it from said he had cleaned it & everything was good to go. Only thing he was missing was the Wrench. Said he lost it while packing everything up. Emailed Koolance & they sent me one for 1$.

So I get home finish up my loop & my temps are awesome. I decided to sell my 955 Phenom & took my loop apart. Opened up my Block & this is what I found.
Is this corrosion or is this normal? I've been running Distilled + Kill/Silver coil only.

It actually looks darker int he pictures than it really is. Also how do I clean my block? Thanks & +rep for helpful input!

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It's not actually corroded but it does look to me like the nickle plating has come off and is exposing the copper underneath. Honestly, I wouldn't be worried about it, just rinse out your loop and it will be fine. There's nothing else to come off now so I'd just go and chuck it right back in the loop.

That is just my opinion of course.
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Originally Posted by DirektEffekt;15562014 
It's not actually corroded but it does look to me like the nickle plating has come off and is exposing the copper underneath. Honestly, I wouldn't be worried about it, just rinse out your loop and it will be fine. There's nothing else to come off now so I'd just go and chuck it right back in the loop.

That is just my opinion of course.

Thats also something that came to my mind, but I wasn't sure. Never took a block apart before redface.gif

How would I clean it? Distilled + vinegar + toothbrush??
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 11/3/11 at 4:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz;15562162 
Thats also something that came to my mind, but I wasn't sure. Never took a block apart before redface.gif

Got to start somewhere though! thumb.gif But you really only have to worry if it's got an unusual color or you can see visible obstructions. If it looks clean and shiny like that does then don't worry. Corrosion is never shiny!
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Got to start somewhere though! thumb.gif But you really only have to worry if it's got an unusual color or you can see visible obstructions. If it looks clean and shiny like that does then don't worry. Corrosion is never shiny!

theres a part that has a little black spot.. clean it with vinegar?
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I would say just give it a gentle scrub with a toothbrush. But be VERY careful, I'm not sure how tough those microfins are, then rinse it with distilled a couple of times.
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Originally Posted by DirektEffekt;15562769 
I would say just give it a gentle scrub with a toothbrush. But be VERY careful, I'm not sure how tough those microfins are, then rinse it with distilled a couple of times.

They're pretty tuff cause I scrubbed em pretty hard with a toothbrush & everything is one solid color now & thats copper. Pretty sure thats a good thing. tongue.gif
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Quote:
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They're pretty tuff cause I scrubbed em pretty hard with a toothbrush & everything is one solid color now & thats copper. Pretty sure thats a good thing. tongue.gif

Well, the cleaner the better! biggrin.gif
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Well, the cleaner the better! biggrin.gif

does scrubbing to hard damage the waterblock?
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Now that you have exposed copper, you will likely have bimetal corrosion since the copper is in contact with the nickel with water readily available.

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