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post #1 of 37
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So anybody know how to remove it?

It's green, and is partially removeable with a needle, but not quite.
It was run in a loop with distilled water+silver coin.

tried white vinegar+ salt=nothing
ketchup = a bit but doesn't work anymore, it ruined my contact side, its totally corroded :/
lime+salt= nothing, didn't tought it would work anyway haha

first 2 did with a toothbrush ofc.
Edited by runeazn - 12/27/10 at 12:33pm
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post #2 of 37
Have you tried something like a soft wire brush maybe?
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well it seems it miraclous the vinegar+salt+toothbrush worked

which the ketchup+toothbrush failed..
now it is clean
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post #4 of 37
did you do anything for the corrosion on the contact side? i soaked mine in blended lemons and the entire block was no longer shiny
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post #5 of 37
tarn-x if you can find it (removes tarnish effortlessly)...an extremely fine (jewelers) polish and a chamois may help buff up the shine (or a buffing wheel with no polish) careful though...the amount of copper on the HK is extremely thin.
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well the green stuff is a mix of copper sulfate and copper chloride, that form in a few ways from impurities in the solution, I don't know off hand what is commonly avalible to properly clean/dissolve/react or whatever...
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Is it green copper oxidation or some sort of silver resistant algae?

For oxidation, I would use phosphoric acid. You could use Coca-Cola, or go down to the local hardware store for the concentrated stuff.

For algae... freeze it off? Turn a can of Dust-off upside down and freeze it then scrape it off with a toothpick!
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post #8 of 37
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Is it green copper oxidation or some sort of silver resistant algae?

For oxidation, I would use phosphoric acid. You could use Coca-Cola, or go down to the local hardware store for the concentrated stuff.

For algae... freeze it off? Turn a can of Dust-off upside down and freeze it then scrape it off with a toothpick!
well,
the grooves are that thin a needle or toothpick doesn't fit :/

i am going to lap the backside becuase it has corroded :/
or can i use coca cola to clean the backside? contact plate
Edited by runeazn - 12/28/10 at 2:50am
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post #9 of 37
i would say that's green copper oxidation... which usually has no impact on performance and isn't removable :/
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post #10 of 37
Try lighter fluid, WD40, even baby oil.
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