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Is my RX360 rusty or is that how copper looks like?

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As the title said, I bought a new RX360, when I open the ports I saw inside of the ports it looks like rusty but I think that is how copper looks like from the inside right? I could be wrong on this so would like to verify with you guys. I tried searching pictures online but cant get a clear view on how it should look like, some pictures online the ports are a bit shiny but mine is nothing like that. Mine looks very dull & plain, just worried if its rusty or just the way copper looks like.

I did flush my rad with distilled water after I bought it, as usually black gunk came out, did a few flushes with warm distilled water. Also is it normal for the end tank not to be even? Mine is a little bit swollen, just a little. Its not completely flat & straight.




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I would use some Isopropyl alcohol and Hot Water to clean it out really good. Just make sure to rinse out all the Alcohol as that could damage acrylic.

If it is really bad you may also need to pour boiling hot water through it a few times.
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fixed it.

I think that is just how copper looks like from the inside? hmm maybe I am a little paranoid as its my first time? LOL
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This is what the inside of a RX360 I have. What you're seeing in the inside where the black lining as either peeled up or maybe the inside of the end tank wasn't sprayed very well.
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You need to post the public link.

Open that link on a different web browser and you'll see that it's only good for that one session with your other browser.

Just upload the picture using OCN's built in tool. just click the image icon.
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Some level of tarnish/oxidation is inevitable, but it should still be a dull coppery color, and not green.
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This is what the inside of a RX360 I have. What you're seeing in the inside where the black lining as either peeled up or maybe the inside of the end tank wasn't sprayed very well.

My RX360 doesn't have any lining at all, and never did, it's bare copper/brass.
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Some level of tarnish/oxidation is inevitable, but it should still be a dull coppery color, and not green.
My RX360 doesn't have any lining at all, and never did, it's bare copper/brass.
Weird. Both of mine do and my EX240 does also.
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