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distilled water did this..

so remember kids dont use distilled water j/k

btw no algae, everything tubes etc is clean,
there was a pure silver coin in it.

Bte white vinegar = partially water
won't it corrode my heatkiller liek ketchup did..
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distilled water did this..

so remember kids dont use distilled water j/k

btw no algae, everything tubes etc is clean,
there was a pure silver coin in it.

Bte white vinegar = partially water
won't it corrode my heatkiller liek ketchup did..
not as far as i know, and do what i did, next time u start your loop, no dyes, and instead of a silver coin, use a couple drops of algaecide ( i use generic swimming pool stuff myself, works great)

the fact of the matter is, until all the water has passed over the silver multiple times, it still has a tendancy to have live algae particles grow in it, which get stuck in the blocks and such
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post #13 of 36
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do you even know how big and massive it is for a coin..
check my watercooling thread for the coin..
in my sig btw.
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i must lap it,
i let the contact side corrode,.
so it can't be mounted/ or i will most likely damage the cpu.
the contact side corrode, somehow.
but the part that was heavily covered with ketchup didn't corrode.

Anyway you say there will be no temprature differences?

Any idea how to clean up that black crap..
I can't get it out with a toothbrush neither toothbrush+ketchup.
It is cleaner then before but still it still has the black/green stuff in it.
please please please don't lap your heatkiller... ive seen several of them ruined by people lapping them. their is simply nothing to lap u will go down just a microamount and break sand all the copper off the bottom.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=221366&page=3
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it was corroded!
if i do not lap it would dammage my cpu..

it wasn't flat or bold anymore!
it was a mountain with spiky tops..
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If you can find some jewelers polish, you can use that (or even a dab of IC-7) and a clean, lint-free cloth and give it a good rub down. (the contact side)

As far as the internals go...large silver coin...is it even 99% pure silver? unless it was freshly minted, it probably had 'life' on it that flourished in your loop...????
post #17 of 36
Use Tarn-X

It works the best on this sort of thing!

Cheers~
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post #18 of 36
Ahh the HK has a thin film layer of plastic on the whole outside surface.. If you boil the block or scrub it with anything abbrasive it will peel or flake off. Once the film is off its exposed to oxygen and begins to corrode... I found this out the hard way afterr a full cleaning of my loop.

**edit - I've yet to find a way to clean teh tarnish fully.. At least not on the outside after the film was off, got it shiney but tarneshed in days after.... Only the knowledge not to do it again
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tarn-x is american i am in netherlands

does lime work instead of lemon
Edited by runeazn - 12/27/10 at 10:30am
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A brass cleaner/polish should get rid of that tarnish, it's not corrosion. Copper will develop a tarnish when it is exposed to oxygen unless it is sealed, all copper does this not just water blocks. You can even buy Copper specific cleaners at super markets. Brasso is the big one I believe. Or a liquid jewelery polish may remove the tarnish as well.

Oxidization is the word you are looking for.

Edit: you can also try using Beer.
Edited by Flux - 12/27/10 at 10:47am
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