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I just got the '77 heatercore for my future watercooling setup, and it has some rust on it, what is the best way to get rid of rust without damaging the heatercore?
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Steel wool maybe? Can you post some pics?
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post #3 of 13
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Camera is out of battery at the moment, but basicly its silver on most of it, but some parts are redish dark gold, looks like rust to me, not sure.
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Dark redish gold... Um, silver? Thats not rust, thats the brass colored finish. It sounds like some of the brass finish got rubbed off, and the bare aluminum is showing. That is not good, the brass finish is suposed to keep the heatercore from oxidizing. You should return it, or paint it with a protective layer of paint, to keep the heatercore from corroding.
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Ah, It was my fault I was looking at it under funky light w/ shadows -_-, anyways forget that.


One thing though, is there an faq somewhere on cutting down the heatercore's pipes, i hear i have to do that?


EDIT: also do I need any barbs im using 1/2 tubes
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopes
Ah, It was my fault I was looking at it under funky light w/ shadows -_-, anyways forget that.


One thing though, is there an faq somewhere on cutting down the heatercore's pipes, i hear i have to do that?
All I did with my 77' was cut both of the pipes down, so that they were equal length, and both had an OD of 5/8", and I soaked the tubing (1/2" ID tygon) in warm water then stretched it over the barbs, and it works great.
You don't have to fit the barbs with 1/2" OD to 5/8" OD adapters.
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Originally Posted by Chopes
Ah, It was my fault I was looking at it under funky light w/ shadows -_-, anyways forget that.


One thing though, is there an faq somewhere on cutting down the heatercore's pipes, i hear i have to do that?


EDIT: also do I need any barbs im using 1/2 tubes
Read Deathonator's guide.
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post #9 of 13
Use a file to get the silver stuff off of the barbs... Mine had the same stuff. 10 minutes of 'sanding' will take it right off. To get the tubing over the barbs, you have to cuff part of it off with a dremel, then heat the tubing in water, and slide it over.
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I talked to some people and they said all you have to do is cut down the heatercore, and just heat up the tubing and just stretch it on, no need for any attachments? Is this true?
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