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From what I gathered it seems that the problems with nickel is the fluid people are using in their loops. And it seems as though silver is a nickel killer too.

It's cheep plating & poor quality control, which can be countered with proper fluids. IE: Not running silver, & running anti-corrosive fluids. We have many members who have been running nickel blocks for over a year with zero corrosion, the only constant is that they are using anti-corrosion fluids. If the nickel was thick enough it wouldn't really matter.
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The thing is that unless you suspect it, you would not even look for corrosion anywhere.
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The thing is that unless you suspect it, you would not even look for corrosion anywhere.

Unless you have clear blocks. Which these people do. Some one in titan club linked a picture of his nickel plate. you can still see the CNC cuts, in comparison, on my blocks you can barely see them. IE: my blocks have a thicker plate on them. Yet they still gave in. My issue was definitely user error. I only used silver & water.
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Unless you have clear blocks. Which these people do. Some one in titan club linked a picture of his nickel plate. you can still see the CNC cuts, in comparison, on my blocks you can barely see them. IE: my blocks have a thicker plate on them. Yet they still gave in. My issue was definitely user error. I only used silver & water.
do you mean ek makes thinner nickel plated plates?
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do you mean ek makes thinner nickel plated plates?

I mean that over time evidence supports the theory that the quality control is pretty low. some nickel blocks hold up just fine w/ proper fluid, others still corrode. I also think that a % of the issues are user error.
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I mean that over time evidence supports the theory that the quality control is pretty low. some nickel blocks hold up just fine w/ proper fluid, others still corrode. I also think that a % of the issues are user error.
hmm i was thinking of buying ek clear nickel plates and going to add only mayhem pastel concentrate with distilled water.Should i be worried?
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hmm i was thinking of buying ek clear nickel plates and going to add only mayhem pastel concentrate with distilled water.Should i be worried?

not if those dyes have proper anti-corrosive properties.
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So I finally got my hdd cages removed after my nap today. Turns out I forgot one screw in the back on each of the bottom cages. Just one of those stupid mistakes. Now I finally got the panel removed on the bottom area but had to drill out a screw that was stripped (from factory). Really getting annoyed with this 900D already. For it being a $350msrp case it sure is flimsy. After removing the panel on the bottom area I some how have bent it a little bit and the magnets wont hold it up anymore. So now I have to find a way to bend it even though I can't tell where it is bent.... pretty frustrated.
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It's cheep plating & poor quality control, which can be countered with proper fluids. IE: Not running silver, & running anti-corrosive fluids. We have many members who have been running nickel blocks for over a year with zero corrosion, the only constant is that they are using anti-corrosion fluids. If the nickel was thick enough it wouldn't really matter.
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It's cheep plating & poor quality control, which can be countered with proper fluids. IE: Not running silver, & running anti-corrosive fluids. We have many members who have been running nickel blocks for over a year with zero corrosion, the only constant is that they are using anti-corrosion fluids. If the nickel was thick enough it wouldn't really matter.


Well what are some anti corrosive fluids, all im gonna use now is PNH Nuke and Distilled water...
 
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Well what are some anti corrosive fluids, all im gonna use now is PNH Nuke and Distilled water...

Liquid Uoptia is highly regarded, EK makes there own additive that doesn't require dilution from what I understand. Nuke products are normally biocide only. Pretty much every Mayhem product is anti-corrosive.
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