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tarn-x is american i am in netherlands

does lime work instead of lemon
it should, as its essentially the same acids inside that do the magic, but hey, as the other memeber up here stated, theres a plastic coat around the block, so be careful unless you already ruined that, then i would just go ahead and start rubbin
post #22 of 36
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so how to clean that oxidation?
i have ic7. so use ic7 and rub contact plate clean.

Beer will that actually work?
how, let it sink and work .

or rub it ?

i am quite sad cuz the block leaked over my gtx 275 :/
and the day before that my ram is starting to fail..

this all on 1th and 2nd christmas, oh so jolly
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post #23 of 36
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so how to clean that oxidation?
i have ic7. so use ic7 and rub contact plate clean.

Beer will that actually work?
how, let it sink and work .

or rub it ?

i am quite sad cuz the block leaked over my gtx 275 :/
and the day before that my ram is starting to fail..

this all on 1th and 2nd christmas, oh so jolly

Beer+cloth+ lots of rubbing should remove it.
There are a few other things that will clean it but they involve boiling the block and will remove the copper seal so it will only end up tarnished again.

Hang on, the block leaked? Did you pop it open before then or it leaked on its own?
post #24 of 36
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beer+cloth+rubbing+= almost clean?

there seems to be some copperoxide forming..
its green :/
it is in the holes that connects the cool plate=contact plate to the waterblock itself
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post #25 of 36
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beer+cloth+rubbing+= almost clean?

I would attack those grooves with an old toothbrush, remove most of the green gunk you can with the toothbrush then go nuts on it with beer/cloth or beer and a toothbrush.

*edit* id say that green gunk is something that has been growing in your loop, I've never seen copper do that when being cleaned/exposed to oxygen.
Edited by Flux - 12/27/10 at 11:09am
post #26 of 36
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I would attack those grooves with an old toothbrush, remove most of the green gunk you can with the toothbrush then go nuts on it with beer/cloth or beer and a toothbrush.

*edit* id say that green gunk is something that has been growing in your loop, I've never seen copper do that when being cleaned/exposed to oxygen.
well using a toothbrush in the grooves didn't work..
as i stated in the main post..

that green is copperoxide that happend when i left some ketchup+water9distilled9 on it
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post #27 of 36
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well using a toothbrush in the grooves didn't work..
as i stated in the main post..

that green is copperoxide that happend when i left some ketchup+water9distilled9 on it

Ahh the acidity of ketchup is good for cleaning gold, doesn't work well on copper at all. I'd say you may have to be more aggressive to remove the green build up. You could possibly use a fine sewing needle to remove the biggest pieces.
post #28 of 36
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after lemon treatment :




so what now?
1) how to clean the grooves,
2)and the main block is still dirty in the big grooves.
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post #29 of 36
You could try a solution of these:
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar (dilute acetic acid)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (NaCl)
Add them both to a big enough bowl to submerge your block, stir until the salt has completely dissolved then submerge your block for a good hour10-20mins should allow to see if the solution is working. That block is looking a whole lot better than it did.
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1/4 cup in ml plox
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