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It's not THAT bad really. Not compared to some that I have seen anyway. Fill the block with a 50-50 mix of lemon juice and distilled white vinegar. Let it sit for about 45-minutes to an hour and it'll be almost good as new. No need to freak out wink.gif

Doesn't the vinegar damage the nickel plating, like the other user said?
     
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Wow, how can someone claim perfect condition and then deliver THAT? I would be mad as well.
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Ah didn't notice it was nickle plated. Yeah for extended periods of time it will damage the coating. A 4-1 ratio of water-vinegar would be safe for a decent soaking.
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EWWW!

maybe let it soak for a while with any degreaser detergent you have?

if all fails, wire wool or something?
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Ah didn't notice it was nickle plated. Yeah for extended periods of time it will damage the coating. A 4-1 ratio of water-vinegar would be safe for a decent soaking.

So 1/2 lemon juice, 3/8 boiling water and 1/8 vinegar should do the trick?
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Wow, how can someone claim perfect condition and then deliver THAT? I would be mad as well.

You tell me biggrin.gif
     
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Oh wow rolleyes.gif This must be the biggest natural growth I have seen in years.

Could really be that the block was used only a couple of times like the user claimed. He probably just left it wet and algae did it's job.

Rings a bell? bigeyedsmiley.png http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284686-what-is-this-copper-colored-residue-crap-in-my-res-%28pics%29
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