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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post

Milling marks...should have gone under a buffer with super fine polishing rouge before plating. El cheapos.

Meh. All of my nickel plated parts have them.

Nah, you don't have to use a buffer at all. You can account for it by having the mill finish the "beauty" sides, or anything asethetically viewable part. They just cut corners, or their mill can't keep Y-axis anymore.
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Nah, you don't have to use a buffer at all. You can account for it by having the mill finish the "beauty" sides, or anything asethetically viewable part. They just cut corners, or their mill can't keep Y-axis anymore.

this is my guess... i have had 2 mills lose axis, and this is prity much what it looks like when it starts... eventuay it gets worse, and they cant be relyed on at all, but this is what it looks like when it begins... just my 2cents.gif
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lol. I kind of like it.

Not surprised at all that they wouldn't advance RMA you one... who does that? That means they'd be trusting you to actually send it back.

Sucks about the leak though. frown.gif
 
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Dosent necessary mean its a y-axis, might be a Z- axis or whatever, chiped tool.Bottom line quality is just crap. I would guess they dont have a QC at all:) Back in the day when i have recived my CPU block from Koolance (360), i had to personaly deburr the block. But at the end of the day is what you are looking for:)
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I dont know everybody is always on EKWB's back but . . .

maybe EKWB have taken over koolance and keeping it secret tongue.gif
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maybe EKWB have taken over koolance and keeping it secret tongue.gif

i think that was a compliment to EK tongue.gif... sry man... but i agree, EK still makes some of the best performing and lest restrictive blocks on the market... if nobody used nickel in the first place (like the old days) there would have never been a problem smile.gif... and FYI, koolance corrodes as well smile.gif
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well I have the new EK-vga bridge edition coming tomorrow to replace my rasa block, so I'm not disputing they make some of the nicest looking blocks imo. But I was being sardonic smile.gif
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well I have the new EK-vga bridge edition coming tomorrow to replace my rasa block, so I'm not disputing they make some of the nicest looking blocks imo. But I was being sardonic smile.gif

ll... ok tongue.gif
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I dont know everybody is always on EKWB's back but . . .

true, while other brands look the same
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well looks like we will all have to start buying the chinese knockoffs
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