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Old August 29, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Hello everyone! I am thinking of cleaning my CPU block since I have to drain my loop soon. So I was asking myself...what is the best thing to use to clean it all. After some reading I find that most of you seems to be using Ketchup but...is it real heinz ketchup or just a name for another product?? So what is the best thing to use to clean my block?
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Old August 29, 2010, 06:30 PM
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There was just a thread about this on XS. Ketchup works decently from my experience but not perfectly. Tarn-X or another copper/metal cleaner would likely work better.

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Old August 29, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Ho I see. I never figure out to use my hotdog favorite garniture in my computer. Thx alot lowfat!
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Ketchup worked miracles on my Supreme LT. Don't be stingy with it, and give it an hour or so. Maybe more if it really is dirty. Then give it a nice rinse in DISTILLED water. Tarnx may return the original shine better but ketchup should work better to remove stuff stuck on.
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Ketchup and a tooth brush ! Works perfect. There are other methods that also work but hey, everyone has ketchup.
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Make sure it is a new tooth brush in that case, there is some nasty bacteria on used ones that could give you algae problems or something along that line.
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haha there cheap enough I dont see why you wouldnt
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Make sure it is a new tooth brush in that case, there is some nasty bacteria on used ones that could give you algae problems or something along that line.
I used the same used old toothbrush to wash my blocks and my shoes.
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+1 for Ketchup dip.

Make sure there is enough to fully cover all of the copper. Then use a toothbrush and scrub till shiny. Rinse off and DRY IT WELL otherwise you'll get waterspots and have to do it all over again.
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well a tooth brush yes i have never needed to use Ketchup. blocks never get that dirty on me and all i run is water and toyota/anti-freeze works great.
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