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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
  • 39% (230)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
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post #991 of 1650
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it is very likely ek has all their nickel products plated in the same manner.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post
it is very likely ek has all their nickel products plated in the same manner.
Yeah very likely. Three of my fittings have round bare spots similar to the one Pictured. The rest have Scratches and Dings. I've contacted Performance-PCs' and listed the contact under RMA. Hopefully they're smart and look at the replacement fittings to make sure they aren't in similar state.

Checked out the Nickel plated Barbs? Perfect. Not a single blemish on them. Go figure.

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I apologize for the Double post. Just thought I would post an update. Hank over at PPCs' contacted me and asked for some confirmation pics. Sent him the one good pic I have and he's contacted Eddy.

"See attached Eddy. Please Advise"

So he's gone straight to the source and supplied Eddy hard evidence that there is a problem with my Fittings. I sent him the pic that I've already posted here. I was looking through the other fittings and I swear that a few of them look like they've been touched up with a Sharpie. Almost like someone bought them scratched them(no idea why) didn't like them and touched them up so it wouldn't be noticeable and returned them.

Anyway looks like things are gonna get handled, since I only got them this past Friday. No way they would look like that even with use over the weekend.

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Quick questions that I'm not sure if it's been answered or not. When it asks us for a replacement on the RMA form, it says either copper or nickel blocks. Does anyone know if these 'replacements' that are nickel plated affected by the same corrosion problem? Or as these ones ok?
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post #995 of 1650
Is there much point sending mine back if it's just going to happen again to the new one?
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post #996 of 1650
That's why you choose to get a copper replacement..
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I don't want copper, I want nickel. That's why i bought the nickel one in the first place.
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post #998 of 1650
It's likely their replacement nickel blocks will still be defective. I would wait for another announcement from them or just settle for copper.
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That's an interesting question, since EK has put a hold on sales of nickel plated blocks.
 
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post #1000 of 1650
Just get copper and have them replated. It is pretty inexpensive.

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