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Its corrosion frown.gif

I just tried to clean the copper part of one of the vga blocks and its not coming off. frown.gif

If somehow I did not rinse the vinegar completely out of a rad, could that cause this corrosion? I really cant think of anything else.

Edit: Unless there is aluminum in my silver kill coil. I dont know what else it could be
Edited by AliceInChains - 1/31/12 at 5:10pm
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post

Its corrosion frown.gif
I just tried to clean the copper part of one of the vga blocks and its not coming off. frown.gif
If somehow I did not rinse the vinegar completely out of a rad, could that cause this corrosion? I really cant think of anything else.
Edit: Unless there is aluminum in my silver kill coil. I dont know what else it could be

Is all in youre system copper?

So one theory is that the destilled water was low quality?

Now I'm myself worried, I bought cheap destilled water from a car shop, my system has copper and nickel in it only as far as I know, not even kill coil yet.
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Is all in youre system copper?
So one theory is that the destilled water was low quality?
Now I'm myself worried, I bought cheap destilled water from a car shop, my system has copper and nickel in it only as far as I know, not even kill coil yet.

all blocks were copper. My fittings were all nickel plated brass too I believe. I have some danger den fittings which may be of questionable quality. Im at a loss here.
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post #44 of 205
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post

Its corrosion frown.gif
I just tried to clean the copper part of one of the vga blocks and its not coming off. frown.gif
If somehow I did not rinse the vinegar completely out of a rad, could that cause this corrosion? I really cant think of anything else.
Edit: Unless there is aluminum in my silver kill coil. I dont know what else it could be

I've been running a silver kill coil for 18 months with nickel plated blocks and my water is still crystal clear, it's extremely important to not mix chemicals in a water cooling loop! Its not your silver coil, you must have another chemical interacting with the copper and silver.
post #45 of 205
Ya mate it is corrosion. Except you got it pretty bad.....

The metals are re-acting just why so fast.....
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get some aquarium snails

thumb.gif the little ones are the best! :lachen.gif:
on a side note ..you could add some sodium hypochlorite
 
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post #47 of 205
Did someone forget that the rads are aluminum..? There's your corrosion problem.
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Did someone forget that the rads are aluminum..? There's your corrosion problem.

My rads are brass/copper. No aluminum in my loop at all.

Im soaking the copper portion of the blocks in a distilled water/distilled vinegar solution and it seems to be working. Im going to let them soak overnight and if all goes well I will do the same with my rads (fill them with distilled water/vinegar and let them sit overnight).

My only concern is the pump. I cant use vinegar on the pump.

Once I get everything cleaned and sorted out I will be considering using a pre-mixed coolant of some type. I think Im done with distilled water.
Edited by AliceInChains - 1/31/12 at 8:12pm
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post #49 of 205
Hmm thinking.gif ...

Guess you will have to dissolve the corroded spots and then run it through Flame AAS so we can find out what caused it. rolleyes.gif
Edited by OCScrub - 1/31/12 at 8:25pm
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I don't think the destilled water is the reason for problem.

maybe if it was low quality or contamination.

BTW anyone know if this happens with normal water?
Or is the only reason for destilled water to prevent algea?
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