View Full Version : how to clean the inside of a copper waterblock

05-08-03, 06:35 PM
i just disassembled my watercooling setup, and i was wondering how do you clean the inside of a water block?

BTW i know how to clean the outside of the waterblock with my copper cleaner cloth, but don't have a clue of what i would need to clean the inside of it

05-09-03, 11:23 AM
Just do the same thing on the inside with some copper cleaning solution + a brush, or use ketchep + some salt, believe it or not, that works as well.

05-09-03, 01:11 PM
how do i open the waterblock? one of my waterblocks are sealed, like no screws, just some kind of super paste, i think it's cement

but the maze3 i guess i can open with an allen ranch, but im scared i might crack the acryllic

is there any way to clean it without opening it? like maybe i can put some kind of liquid solution through the holes?

05-09-03, 01:19 PM
CLR would work but I dunno if it would harm the seal or the top of the maze block

I doubt youll crack it, just dont overtighten it.

edit: you cant open the all copper blocks unless you know what your doing

05-09-03, 01:28 PM
thanks for the quick reply

I guess i'll open the maze3 and clean the inside of it


how would i go about opening that all copper waterblock that's sealed with cement(white hard pasty stuff)?

05-09-03, 01:31 PM
i wouldnt try to open it, basically it soldered on but its not solder. if you could find like a pipe brush that might work. I would try CLR on that block, just let it sit in there for a while and rinse it out

05-09-03, 01:41 PM
Yeah, matt is right on the mark. The mase3 is easy to clean, just becareful with the little rubber gasket.

The sealed wb on the other hand i would'nt try to open. Once you pop that seal, you're done for. A little CLR deluted in water should do the trick of cleaning it out, then rinse with water.

Hmmmm Ketchup and salt? I've heard about it but never seen anyone try it unless it was on french fries ;)

Zilog B
05-09-03, 02:20 PM
If you are having calcium buildup vinegar and water should also work if you don't have any CLR. Any mild acid should work, salt & ketchup both fall into this category.

05-09-03, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t
i wouldnt try to open it, basically it soldered on but its not solder. i

It's called brazing.

05-10-03, 11:14 AM
by CLR you mean the metal cleaner right?

05-11-03, 12:42 PM