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02-06-2019 04:50 AM
ThrashZone Hi,
Ouch yeah sand blasting would probably do bad things to copper under too

Acid dip... really not worth that I was trying to keep in the not so toxic processes
02-06-2019 04:41 AM
JackCY Unless the coating is total rubbish which in case of EK it may be, you're not getting it off using some baths that aren't toxic so much they dissolve metals.

Sand blasting, that would take it off.
02-06-2019 04:35 AM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Real nickel plating is pretty tough and only mechanical abrasion or a fairly strong acid will remove it. If it comes off more easily, the underlying metal wasn't prepped properly in the first place.
Hi,
Maybe i should just used mayhems part 1 and 2

Looked closer at the x299 mono block and the ek evo cold plate
All it looks like the evo cold plate needs for it to be used on the mono block is 1/16" more razor blade jet plates or 3-4 of the thicker ones

Might one day try it maybe next flush I just finished 1.5 year flush/ tear down cleaning so too late now to do it plus I've got everything sorted now the way I like it or really best temps wise anyway
02-05-2019 09:33 AM
Blameless Real nickel plating is pretty tough and only mechanical abrasion or a fairly strong acid will remove it. If it comes off more easily, the underlying metal wasn't prepped properly in the first place.
02-05-2019 08:15 AM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Martin778 View Post
I've had an 'accident' with nickel plated blocks, warm water with vinegar took off the coating in 2 days of normal use. Less dangerous to handle compared to acetone.
Quote: Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Acetone shouldn't do anything to nickel plating at all.
Hi,
Nope no good neither did acetone both failed to put a dent in the nickel or chrome cold plate.

Good thing is doubt I needed to
The ek copper evo supremacy cpu cold plate is the same size as the ek x299 mono blocks cold plate is with the circle on it
So if nothing once I break down a evo I'll see what it's cold plate does on the ek mono block dry fit see where the plastic jet plate.. lines up at

Doubt ek did anything extraordinarily different except milling the circle on the base.
02-03-2019 05:43 AM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Acetone shouldn't do anything to nickel plating at all.
Hi,
Interesting I read soak with a tooth brush scrub about every 2-3 hours will remove nickel
Kind of why I asked though see if it was actually true or not
02-03-2019 05:20 AM
Blameless Acetone shouldn't do anything to nickel plating at all.
02-03-2019 05:13 AM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Martin778 View Post
I've had an 'accident' with nickel plated blocks, warm water with vinegar took off the coating in 2 days of normal use. Less dangerous to handle compared to acetone.
Hi,
Got both vinegar white and acetone too
I'll try the vinegar first as a bath thanks for the suggestion
02-01-2019 08:02 AM
ThrashZone Hi,
Thanks doubt I'd want to introduce vinegar in a loop and use it if that what you mean by normal use.

I'm talking about bath applications only by the way.
Vinegar sounds easy too not sure about the warm water bit.
02-01-2019 07:47 AM
Martin778 I've had an 'accident' with nickel plated blocks, warm water with vinegar took off the coating in 2 days of normal use. Less dangerous to handle compared to acetone.
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