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Hey guys, I've recently had mobo problems and decided to take the opportunity to strip down my loop and clean it out, check to see if the Mayhems dye has clogged up my loop etc. There was a little flux under the jet plate but after removing it and inspecting the base I noticed the copper plate has actually started to corrode. Has anyone heard of this before?

I've used only Mayhems products, Mayhems distilled water, Mayhems biocide and Mayhems red dye, and a single drop of washing up liquid.




The discoloration is down to the dye and I can only assume a little oxidization? But I've never heard of washing up liquid corroding copper, the loop was only running for about 3 months or so, so it's not like it's been neglected.

What do you guys think I should do about this?
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post #2 of 13
I can only see a bit of discolouration and oxidation. Whereabouts on the base is the corrosion, can you highlight it?
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post #3 of 13
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The dark pitted areas on the outer area of the plate have been corroded. Almost circling the gasket mark on the plate.

I sent Mayhems an email about two hours ago and Mick from the company got back to me almost immediately, out of hours too I might add, and said he'd have a word with his business partner about sending me a free Mayhems Blitz kit to clean my rads with, but that still doesn't solve my corrosion/pitting problem.

I literally have know idea what would have cause it, and who, if anybody is blame.
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post #4 of 13
That looks like oxidation to me. Are you sure it's pitted rather than raised deposits?
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post #5 of 13
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Following some excellent advice from Mayhems it does indeed seem like I was panicking too early, they are indeed raised deposits it was recommended that I wash it with white vinegar for 5 mins or so, then drop the plate into some bicarbonate of soda for half an hour and it should come out spanky clean.

Mick from Mayhems is going to send me out a Mayhems Blitz kit, they've definitely got a life long customer in me, excellent response time, excellent products, I'm blown away with their customer serivice. thumbsupsmiley.png
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post #6 of 13
Looks like common oxidization from the plate
The plate is SS?
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 4/16/14 at 3:45am
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Looks like common oxidization from the plate and copper being in electrical contact.
The plate is SS?

I don't know what you mean by SS? smile.gif
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Stainless steel.
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Stainless steel.

No it's a full CU block, with full copper rads, the only non copper block is the Nickel 780 classy block.
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Stainless steel.

No it's a full CU block, with full copper rads, the only non copper block is the Nickel 780 classy block.
I'm talking about the jet plate,nothing else.
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