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i need help cleaning the copper block of my cpu waterblock

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how should i go about doing this, i tried leaving it in ketchup, lemon juice and whatever.

it has lost its luster and is worse than it was before i tried all this...

any suggestions, lol please?


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There is some sort of layer that is on top of it, which I think could come off with jewelery polishing compound. Wondering about this for a while and whether or not I should pick up a polishing compound for copper or something else?
post #2 of 4
If you can find the old formulation of Brasso
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Go with that. I used to use it on my belt buckles on ROTC.

Avoid the new stuff though, According to the reviews on amazon it is horrible now.
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post #3 of 4
Send an email to block manufacture; they will tell you what is the preferred cleaning method. However, citric acid is what commonly suggested. Just remember, if you have any lacquer left on he block, any acid or hot water can strip it.
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I went to a hardware store and picked up something called tarn-x that is used to clean copper and other metals.
Then I took a soft washcloth and polished the copper block somewhat.

The shine wasn't completely restored because the surface was marred from other things I tried, but it still came out better than it was.
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