Chrome Finished Fittings.. Safe in loop?

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by JKownz, May 15, 2018.

  1. JKownz

    JKownz [H]ard|Gawd

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    I am slowly building my new Water-cooling build, and wanted to know if chrome finished fittings will be fine on brass/copper radiators and gpu/cpu block. I know not to mix aluminum but i never used chrome fitting finish. The fitting metal used is brass, but they are chrome finished.
     
  2. Teerex20

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    You should be fine.
    What brand:ek,barrow,xspc,bitspower all good.

    Almost have mine finished,again.
     
  3. Chapeau

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    The "chrome" is actually a nickel plating - basically any silver looking water cooling component will be plated in nickel. It will be fine to use without issue really..
     
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  4. JKownz

    JKownz [H]ard|Gawd

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    thanks for clearing that up for me guys!
     
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Browsing around I see some that are stainless too.

    I wonder if using stainless fittings in a loop with copper is a good idea, or if that can result in galvanic corrosion.