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Old March 12, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Ketchup works because it has vinegar in it. As suggested, a mix of vinegar and water will work too. Do not leave it in for long periods though, as vinegar will eventually eat through nickel plating if left too long.
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Old March 12, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Yes Ketchup seems to be the way to go after some reading, will try that and if it still looks ugly go harsher.
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Old March 12, 2013, 08:26 PM
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I stand corrected, acetic acid.
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Old March 13, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Well everything went well and thanks to Dazmode I should have my new fittings and tubing quick and hopefully be up and running by the weekend (days off).

After one year and only using distilled water, no silver kill coil or additives, the GPU block was the only thing that needed cleaning.

Thanks for the advice as always..
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Well the plexi cleaned with soap and water, now to figure out what to use on the nickel plating.

Everything will be rinsed thoroughly with distilled water at the end.
Depends how severe it is. I used polishing compound. Thrn just made sure I cleaned it thoroughly afterwards. That is what was suggest by EK.
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Old March 13, 2013, 08:08 AM
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It wasn't too bad, looked worse than it was. Copper or Nickel will eventually oxidize, tarnish, discolor no matter what we do I guess. After a year long the loop was in pretty good shape.
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I always put a shot or 2 of glycol in my loops to keep things clean. All my stuff looks as clean as the day I bought it. There is food grade glycol out there too I just don't know where to buy it.
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