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I think EK's terms state not to use vinegar to clean their blocks, reason being acid is used to remove nickel plating. I once used vinegar on a block that had nickel plating issues and it proceeded to get worse after bathing in vinegar for no more than 5 minutes. redface.gif
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But Vinegar is not an acid...is it?
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

But Vinegar is not an acid...is it?

Yes. Vinegar contains acetic acid.

Ketchup contains vinegar.

Lemon juice is also acidic, it contains citric acid.
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post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

But Vinegar is not an acid...is it?

vinegar is mainly acetic acid and water. ive been told in the past not to use it because of its properties. thats why flush rads and blocks with boiling hot water only.
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Yeah I'll put some more up later when i get back home
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just to confirm you used vinegar on it only once, after the "dirt" showed up on it?
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post #18 of 19
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yes afterwards
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Try using a metal cleaner/polish on it.
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