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I'll definitely try this on my next set of blocks. They look great lowfat!
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So I decided to tackle my Supremacy clear block.
Just to remove the EK logo, frosted sides, and EK SUPREMACY printed on the side as well as the IN and OUT markings.
I wasn't going to polish the crevases inside.....what are you nuts! I gotta life buddy....duh.

So everything went well, a nice shiny, blindingly shiny actually, little markings free block.

But now, the shiny surface, and non-frosted sides really bring out the toolings marks on the inside.
They stick out man! Like a soar thumb!

So now I have no choice but to do the inside too, all the little gouges, and crevases.

I hate you Lowfat, I really hate you.
I turned down a date with a supermodel for this. And it's all your fault man!
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But now, the shiny surface, and non-frosted sides really bring out the toolings marks on the inside.
They stick out man! Like a soar thumb! So now I have no choice but to do the inside too, all the little gouges, and crevases.

I had the same dilemma after polishing the exterior of my Supremacy non CSQ too. I felt compelled to finishing both, because the interior space would look crappy compared to the exterior surface. Be sure to post pictures when you're all done.
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And I finished repolishing my last block. biggrin.gif

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Do you have any 3/4 frontal shots of your blocks where you can see the coolant inside, instead of side view shots?
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Finally found a polished bridge link floating around the net. It looks far better than I'd ever imagined. If I could afford another Titan right now, this is what I'd do... Even if I do have non-CSQ terminal blocks, I'd figure something out.


Edited by ProfeZZor X - 4/8/14 at 9:36pm
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Finally found a polished bridge link floating around the net. It looks far better than I'd ever imagined. If I could afford another Titan right now, this is what I'd do... Even if I do have non-CSQ terminal blocks, I'd figure something out.
This is exactly what this thread is all about.
You could take a badly scratched up CSQ bridge, and turn it into a polished clear scratch free bridge.
But if you remove the crop circles, you'd probably have to loose the logo too.
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Here is my polished up clear Supremacy block.
Sorry for the bad pix, my cell phone is all I have.


When he created me, god game me a choice between a good camera and really good looks. wink.gif
Edited by PepeLapiu - 4/9/14 at 10:08am
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Is the EK badge recessed on the clean version normally?
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Is the EK badge recessed on the clean version normally?
Yes it is recessed. But I wanted.to get rid of it, so I kept sanding until it was all gone.
I do the same thing to my vehicles. I remove the brand stickers and.the stuff like AWD and 4x4

I am going for a clean, uncluttered build with a copper theme.
All copper/plexi blocks, no stickers, or crop circles, and all copper tubing.
Copper CPU, VGA, and mobo blocks, and nice shinny polished copper lines swirling around the case.
Everything else pitch black to bring out the copper.
The plexi VGA blocks is a non-issue for me as they are facing down where they can't be seen.

But I like that I can do a quick visual inspection of the blocks for bubbles/corrosion/blockage without tearing down the whole loop.
Maybe some rbg LEDs in the blocks. White would probably look best.
Edited by PepeLapiu - 4/9/14 at 9:41am
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