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Hey,

I just cleaned my waterblock with isopropyl alcohol and some water. Then I let it dry and now it looks like this:

I cannot get it away, I tried everything! Do i have to buy a new one now ?
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i dont think its ruined. It will still likely perform with no drawbacks or problems... its just ugly as sin now thats all.

*notes to self,* : do not clean with isopropyl.... check
 

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I don't think it was the alcohol that did the damage, I accidentally left my teabag (I used to clean it) on it while drying, when i took it off, those stains appeared.
the base is still flat, but when I glide my nail over the it I can feel that the stained area is rougher.

Anyway, I ordered a new one
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don't think i could live with the feeling of a stained base on my cpu.

I can still cancel it though, if someone with a lot of knowledge of this stuff can convince me...
 

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Originally Posted by pauly94 View Post

I don't think it was the alcohol that did the damage, I accidentally left my teabag (I used to clean it) on it while drying, when i took it off, those stains appeared.
Anyway, I ordered a new one
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don't think i could live with the feeling of a stained base on my cpu.

I can still cancel it though, if someone with a lot of knowledge of this stuff can convince me...
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i personaly would have tested and benchmarked it against your pre stain temps... but im not blindly wasteful with my money cause i dont have much to spare
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Wait, you used a tea bag to clean your water block?

My suggestion would be to put it in hot water, let it soak and use a cleaning sponge on it , if that doesn't take it off, use a high grit sand paper (800 - 1000 grit) on it
 

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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

use a high grit sand paper (800 - 1000 grit) on it
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Buy a new block only because of a stain? Genius...
 

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I always thought the base of a block was the essential part and that it should be free from anything. Im going to try some of your suggestions. stupid me.
 

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CLR. Try that.
 
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