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post #18921 of 106461
This was after one month. Same black stains around the exposed copper area. And yes, all my blocks were nickel and no copper fittings or other parts. And yes, this is pre "EN". Don't want to alarm you but this is how it all started. Of all the nickel plated barbs and compression fittings I had, non ever had these black stains. Luckily, non were from EK.

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Ketchup has vinegar in it and helps remove tarnishes. A bit gooey and messy but it works on copper. Not sure on nickel though. I do recall asking support how to clean it, they told me just to use distilled and a cloth.
post #18922 of 106461
Well this thread has gone down the tubes... More pictures of awesome W/C machines, less bickering to be the "right" one..thumb.gif
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post #18923 of 106461
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Originally Posted by wireeater View Post

Well this thread has gone down the tubes... More pictures of awesome W/C machines, less bickering to be the "right" one..thumb.gif

Sorry. If I can get everyone's help HERE I will really appreciate it.
post #18924 of 106461
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Originally Posted by DrJns View Post

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.

By no means am I claiming to be any kind of water cooling expert, or trying to be a wise-ass, but why would it matter if the nickel plating is discolored if you're using dyes and there's a steady flow of water/coolant inside to cover those dark blemishes up?
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post #18925 of 106461
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By no means am I claiming to be any kind of water cooling expert, or trying to be a wise-ass, but why would it matter if the nickel plating is discolored if you're using dyes and there's a steady flow of water/coolant inside to cover those dark blemishes up?

First, I wanted to make sure it was not corrosion. Second, I'm afraid the build-up will cause problems down the road with clogging or sending chunks of gunk through my loop.
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First, I wanted to make sure it was not corrosion. Second, I'm afraid the build-up will cause problems down the road with clogging or sending chunks of gunk through my loop.
http://www.realredraider.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=11373
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Same problem...on a copper HK3.

Safely say,not corrosion.
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Never buying nickel now. damn it. this sucks
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450

It begins...

(gee I wonder which blocks I should get...)
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450
It begins...
(gee I wonder which blocks I should get...)

drool.gif what size btw?
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450
It begins...
(gee I wonder which blocks I should get...)

drool.gif *Patiently awaits for the release of the angled Monsoon fittings*
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