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post #67401 of 107033
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So fugly.

Good marketing though. Make people buy a new block for every board.

Going to have to agree.

Maybe the plain black version will look ok, but the clear/nickel done look to nice. Sad, because I'm a bug nickel/acrylic fan too.


The bottom part doesn't have enough material to make the circles without making it either weak or hitting the coolant passages
   
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post #67402 of 107033
Hey everyone!
Just wanted to ask something. If you strip the protective layer from copper, does it reform over time?
Thank you.
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That doesn't make any sense. Don't the normal CSQ south bridges have circles? I could see the top circles interfering with the flow ports.
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post #67404 of 107033
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Hey everyone!
Just wanted to ask something. If you strip the protective layer from copper, does it reform over time?
Thank you.

Are you talking about blocks mate? What protective layer are you referring to?
post #67405 of 107033
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Are you talking about blocks mate? What protective layer are you referring to?
This. AFAIK, there is no "protective layer" over the copper. The only time there is a layer of anything over the copper is when they are Nickle plated blocks
post #67406 of 107033
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Are you talking about blocks mate? What protective layer are you referring to?

Hello,
I'm referring to blocks and radiators.
The protective film is on copper and it's natural. That's all I know.
Thank you.
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post #67407 of 107033
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Hey everyone!
Just wanted to ask something. If you strip the protective layer from copper, does it reform over time?
Thank you.

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Are you talking about blocks mate? What protective layer are you referring to?

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Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

This. AFAIK, there is no "protective layer" over the copper. The only time there is a layer of anything over the copper is when they are Nickle plated blocks

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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Hello,
I'm referring to blocks and radiators.
The protective film is on copper and it's natural. That's all I know.
Thank you.

Copper isn't a reactive metal like aluminum. Copper turns green when it oxidizes (and eventually degrades), but aluminum, when it oxidizes, stays the same color (and stops once its built that protective layer). But to the first post's question, yes, the protective layer will reform. (Aluminum, being a reactive metal, if placed in a vat of a weak acid will boil and give off gas, because it is unable to form the protective layer. That's why aluminum is a good helper agent in rocket motors and even why rubber + aluminum + sparks = fire.)
post #67408 of 107033
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Hello,
I'm referring to blocks and radiators.
The protective film is on copper and it's natural. That's all I know.
Thank you.

Ah. ok. The copper/brass inside the rads usually is a little bit oxidized. That is just fine since it protects the rad from further oxidation. If you use some mild acid the layer will be gone to some extent and will reforma again by oxidation. However, if you remove any layer of copper from either block or rad by whatever process (chemical or mechanical) you will discard that part of the copper with no reforming whatsoever. Hope this clarifies

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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Hey everyone!
Just wanted to ask something. If you strip the protective layer from copper, does it reform over time?
Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Gabrielzm View Post

Are you talking about blocks mate? What protective layer are you referring to?

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Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

This. AFAIK, there is no "protective layer" over the copper. The only time there is a layer of anything over the copper is when they are Nickle plated blocks

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Hello,
I'm referring to blocks and radiators.
The protective film is on copper and it's natural. That's all I know.
Thank you.

Copper isn't a reactive metal like aluminum. Copper turns green when it oxidizes (and eventually degrades), but aluminum, when it oxidizes, stays the same color (and stops once its built that protective layer). But to the first post's question, yes, the protective layer will reform. (Aluminum, being a reactive metal, if placed in a vat of a weak acid will boil and give off gas, because it is unable to form the protective layer. That's why aluminum is a good helper agent in rocket motors and even why rubber + aluminum + sparks = fire.)


Incorrect.

Copper turns brown when oxidized naturally,it turns green in a acidic environment,this is known as verdigris.

Also,touching on Alu,when Alu is cut to a nano scale,it becomes explosive.
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Thermite go boom. Aluminum powder + other stuff = big boom.
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