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Say, after lapping, what should i use (to rub on the bottom) so that it won't corrode?
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I used 90% Isopropyl Alcohol to polish/clean it after I was done.
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Originally Posted by Mikey122687
Say, after lapping, what should i use (to rub on the bottom) so that it won't corrode?
You don't want to use anything other than alcohol as the other poster said. The Tim that you apply will prevent any corrosin from happening anyway.If you used anything else it could leave a film on it and that could impede the heat transfer..
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I used 90% Isopropyl Alcohol to polish/clean it after I was done.
hows 99%?
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hows 99%?
Overkill, where did you find 99% anyways? You can even use 70% if you are in a pinch, just don't use nail polish remover because it contains various enzymes and things that you don't want on copper. But if you've got 99%, go for it!
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Overkill, where did you find 99% anyways? You can even use 70% if you are in a pinch, just don't use nail polish remover because it contains various enzymes and things that you don't want on copper. But if you've got 99%, go for it!
i don't even know if its 99 or 1 or whatever, all i know is got alcohol.
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Does this apply to air cooling too? I lapped my cooler and didn't do anything after...
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%99 alcohol. It's methyl hydrate. That's what i use
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post #9 of 24
Mikey If you are lapping Fugly be careful, It has the same thin base as all my others it has been thouroughly lapped and is flat. you need not worry about the discoloration it will have no effect, just clean with alcohol and use nothing else. All of my blocks shine when I first finish them but copper develops a patina rather quickly, smooth and flat is the key, shine is just eye candy.
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post #10 of 24
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Mikey If you are lapping Fugly be careful, It has the same thin base as all my others it has been thouroughly lapped and is flat. you need not worry about the discoloration it will have no effect, just clean with alcohol and use nothing else. All of my blocks shine when I first finish them but copper develops a patina rather quickly, smooth and flat is the key, shine is just eye candy.
oh nice, i'm about to do it too, thanks

So just use the alcohol to take off the brownish color?

Also can you PM me on how to install it, theres a bunch of screws and washers and stuff and i'm clueless
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