My order from Aliexpress came in today. 4 x Barrow G1/4" 90 Degree Serpentine Double Rotary Fitting Water Cooling TSWT902-V1
Two look fine (top left). Two have (what I can only describe as) CRUD, in them (bottom right plus insert).
I have pocked it with a standard art knife and it moved ... a little ... but it didn't flake off. Moved more like a big lump of something.
I haven't tried introducing water yet.
Alight suggested soaking in hot water. So ...
Hot water did nothing. Soap did nothing. It appears that the 'dirt' was there when they painted. It is pretty much baked in there now.
I PM'd the seller with info re the issue ... if that doesn't work, then it will be time to test the Aliexpress order dispute mechanism.
I contacted the seller and he asked if I can use them anyway ... "This is Barrow's oringal make, this will effect your use
Um ... yes it will.
"Will it effect use? Yes. I can't put this into a loop with other computer parts as the risk of it breaking off and blocking the flow in other locations is high. Blocked flow can result in failure of the PC cooling system and destruction of the CPU, GPU and / or motherboard.
Edit: I really like Mr Kim Zhu at the ZERO Water Cooling store on Aliexpress.Hi Tim,
Will resend you 2pcs. Do you need other items? Then could send toghter.
The new Barrow bags are different from the first batch in that you can open and reseal them without 'ripping the top off'. As such, I asked Mr Kim to inspect the parts before he shipped them. Mr Kim responded that he would inspect the two replacement items.
Note that he shouldn't have to do that ... Barrow should catch these things
.Edited by ruffhi - 3/22/17 at 5:09am