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Try some 1500+ grit sand paper. Might be hard to get in there though. Polish it when ur finished.

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Have you cleaned them out recently?

Copper oxidizes after time.

EK only had issues with the nickel plated blocks (which was due to how they handled their copper blocks prior to plating) but copper blocks should be fine.
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Will that become a problem?


No, read this. Educate yoself.
Edited by compmaster - 1/6/12 at 7:53pm
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Try some 1500+ grit sand paper. Might be hard to get in there though. Polish it when ur finished.

Don't go attacking your block with sand paper. Dry, grease, and reseal that block before you do any damage. If it isn't leaking, clogged, or growing pits and holes in the metal you shouldn't do anything.
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Yes, that's just harmless tarnish. Every copper block will do that as it ages or if you start touching on the metal.
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Yes, that's just harmless tarnish. Every copper block will do that as it ages or if you start touching on the metal.

Few. thank you very much kind sir.
+rep to you.

If there anyway to clean it?
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post #18 of 28
You need to remove the corosion somehow. I sugested a high grit paper mostly use in painting. Minimal scratching with proper polishing wouldn'cause any damage at all if you know what you're doing.
post #19 of 28
Remove Copper Tarnish
Make sure to clean the block thoroughly when you are done or the left over acidity might eat away at your loop.
Edit: like the guy (that's not me) below me said, only bother with that if you are OCD and might die leaving it dirty. Nothing needs to be done.
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You need to remove the corosion somehow. I sugested a high grit paper mostly use in painting. Minimal scratching with proper polishing wouldn'cause any damage at all if you know what you're doing.

Don't sand your block, that just exposes the copper to its environment further and worsens the tarnishing over time.
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