While that was going on, I needed to make ready the parts scrounged to be cross-compatible.
The radiator on the left needed to undergo a transformation from being used in an AIO (All-in-one) with proprietary sizes to standard watercooling sizes. So the hoses were cut off and threads readied for G1/4 bspt fittings.
Cut, drilled and tapped...
But then I found out the connectors needed more clearance, and accidentally ground too deep while creating some...
So that was remedied with Epoxy putty.
To get this oxidation out, I threw it in the ultrasonic cleaner at 50 degrees C.
It worked wonders for the oxidation! But, kind of stripped the paint off the device as well.