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If you are to use silver in your loop, make sure you don't get any nickel-plated blocks or fittings. There have been many instances of the nickel-plating being stripped off or corroded by loops with silver kill coils.
    
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post #22 of 28
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It's silver plated brass.

Sure it's not copper? Usually the gold-colored terminals are brass, the silver-colored terminals are silver plated copper.
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post #23 of 28
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It's silver plated brass.

Sure it's not copper? Usually the gold-colored terminals are brass, the silver-colored terminals are silver plated copper.

It's brass. Are you talking about electrical terminals?
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post #24 of 28
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@Kokin glade you mentioned that, my Koolance 380A is nickel plated.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Sir Diesel View Post

@Kokin glade you mentioned that, my Koolance 380A is nickel plated.

It doesn't always happen, but I'd rather be safe than sorry since Nickel looks horrible when corroding or stripping.


Edited by Kokin - 11/10/13 at 1:43am
    
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post #26 of 28
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It doesn't always happen, but I'd rather be safe than sorry since Nickel looks horrible when corroding or stripping.


WOW, that looks terrible! For the prices companies get for these products, they should be better quality in my opinion.
     
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post #27 of 28
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WOW, that looks terrible! For the prices companies get for these products, they should be better quality in my opinion.

The good thing was that the rest of my loop was all copper + brass parts, so nothing was affected. I actually ended up just cleaning up the corrosion on these nickel stop plugs and are still using them today.

I just bought a plexi top for my 7950 block and some acrylic stop plugs so all will be nice and clear when I get the time to redo my loop thumb.gif
    
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

The good thing was that the rest of my loop was all copper + brass parts, so nothing was affected. I actually ended up just cleaning up the corrosion on these nickel stop plugs and are still using them today.

I just bought a plexi top for my 7950 block and some acrylic stop plugs so all will be nice and clear when I get the time to redo my loop thumb.gif
Oh, that is is good to hear! Hope you post some pictures of it. smile.gif
     
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