We've been tossing around ideas to help people with affected blocks to find ways to fix them. I'm planning to either sandblast my blocks to copper or use a bio-friendly chemical stripper. This of course if EK decides to do squat.
Imo, selling them in copper has a better chance of bigger selling price then selling something that shows defects.
I'd rather sandblast these two blocks than deal with EK. The time that I will be consuming dealing with EK, shipping the blocks and waiting is really not worth it. I'm just gonna go to a typical auto-body shop for a sandblast service than deal with EK.