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Hey guys, so i was cleaning my ek-8800gts (not the g92) with vinegar for about 20 minustes and the screws had corroded...worst of all theres 3 little holes near the screws...am i cleaning it wrong, this never happened before
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Did you use straight vinegar? You are supposed to use 90% distilled water and 10% vinegar. Straight vinegar is too strong and corrodes copper.
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i used 90pc water, and i cleaned it out several times

could something in the screw/rivet have reacted with the copper?
Edited by t047 - 6/22/08 at 3:05am
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i used 90pc water, and i cleaned it out several times

could something in the screw/rivet have reacted with the copper?
Hmm, sounds odd. Maybe the screws are aluminum, but I doubt corrosion would occur so quick. Did you soak the entire block, or just fill the inside?
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i soaked the entire block in vinegar
after a few hours i did use a copper cleaner but i dont know if this may have caused a reaction. The holes dont go right through but i will leak test.

arrows pointing to a screw, theres an area of rust around the screws in the pic below

Edited by t047 - 6/22/08 at 3:25am
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i soaked the entire block in vinegar
Ah that's what you did wrong, I'm sure. You should of taken it apart and just cleaned the copper.
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damn i feel like such a doofus thats £60 out
thx btw
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damn i feel like such a doofus thats £60 out
thx btw
It's not the fact that you soaked it in vingear per se, but the fact that you soaked it in it for a few hours that did the trick (corrosion). Make sure next time that you want to clean any WC components that you use a 90% water to 10% vingear mixture. Once you are done with the cleaning rinse everything again with distilled water.
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