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I'm talking about the jet plate,nothing else.

Oh, sorry, yes the jet plate is stainless steel. Isn't that standard? I have an EK Supremacy CU block that also has SS jet plates.
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Neg's got your back hes just explaining what your seeing is normal because the Plate is in direct contact with the copper so thats steel and copper touching each other creating a contact point were it is oxidising. You will even see this in EK CPU blocks as well when the plate is in contact with other metal components over time. Using inhibitors help prolong the life of a block and also help slow down this process (they never stop it completely) Id advise after using the Blitz Kit (its been posted) use a full premix or at least a inhibitor in what ever solution you going to use it in next, then you wont have as many problems. thumb.gif

Copper Sulfate is a bit old school and is also a bit of an art from to use and does need inhibitors to be used for it really to be effective. Water cooling has moved on a lot from the old days and the amount of different plating techniques, metals used and plastics used has changed alot over the years (copper may still be king but there varying grades of copper). Its doesnt matter whos fluid you use be that water, premix ect , just make sure you maintain your system regularly and things should be fine.
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Awesome, thanks to all. It's the first loop I've had and the first time I've stripped it down. My greenness is glaringly obvious! redface.gif

Thanks again for the help 'Mayhems', first class! biggrin.gif
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