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Originally Posted by DrJns View Post

This happened in less than two weeks...what would it have looked like if I left it for six months? Hard to say it's not a concern.

i can understand your concern. have you ever seen how fast a coin/ piece of silver tarnishes with the oils on your hand? a matter of days is all.

were you using a different coolant before the mayhems? if so there could be some residual that caused a reaction.

either way until we find out if its tarnish, i wont be ordering any mayhems for my new nickel blocks im getting

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Originally Posted by 4514kaiser View Post

I have no idea if this is corrosion or not but imo it's a far assumption..... If i saw that all over my vga blocks corrosion would be the first thing that would come to mind and I have to say it does look like corrosion to me in his second group of pic

corrsion looks way different than tarnish.

signs of corrosion are pitting and flaking

signs of tarnish are discoloration

seeing as we cant tell from those pics if there is any pitting or flaking, lets ask lol

is there any pitting or flaking? or is it just a discoloration?
Edited by Tipless - 3/28/12 at 8:21am
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post #18912 of 105817
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is there any pitting or flaking? or is it just a discoloration?

I've only had IDC, Mayhems dyes, and distilled water in this loop.

There's one part that I think is flaking but can't quite tell (weird how light and color play tricks on you). I cleaned the block with ketchup (so weird) and a lot of it came off (not the part that looks like flaking). I'll keep working on it until I leave. Vinegar rinse now.
post #18913 of 105817
it sounds like really bad tarnishing. i dont wanna jinx you but i have my fingers crossed for you
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post #18914 of 105817
Scrubbed and scrubbed, and I can't get it all off. The part that looked like flaking isn't, but it staying black. I'll work on it again after I land on Monday. I'm an now Cooper4Life, though.

EDIT: I'm also going to pull apart my copper CPU block to make sure it's still pretty as new. Will post pictures next week.
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That dark residue is common,you get it on copper blocks also.
Organic material and cuprite are the likely causes.
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DrJns, try using a metal polish/cleaner. It was suggested by the EK rep a few months back on XS. I had to use it on my HD7970 block because mine looked similar after draining my loop. After cleaning it w/ the polish it looked brand new again.
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Glad to hear its not flaking or corrosion. Coughtoldyasocough.
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That dark residue is common,you get it on copper blocks also.
Organic material and cuprite are the likely causes.

I did not add PT Nuke or anything similar. How do I make this not happen again?
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DrJns, try using a metal polish/cleaner. It was suggested by the EK rep a few months back on XS. I had to use it on my HD7970 block because mine looked similar after draining my loop. After cleaning it w/ the polish it looked brand new again.

I have the same block. I'll try that when I get back. Thanks!
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I did not add PT Nuke or anything similar. How do I make this not happen again?
I have the same block. I'll try that when I get back. Thanks!

You dont need to ad PH Nuke,the water channels will have some exposed copper in it..look around the finned section,especially around the edges
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Has anyone used CLR on nickel before?
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