Magicool Radiator developing a leak in the fins after 6 months?

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It hasn't been touched since it was installed but I seem to have a slow leak developing from the fins of my G2 Slim which it appears to be seeping from. Anyone else had this? knew fittings were a weakness but from the fins is a bit unexpected.

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I'd noticed my coolant had dropped slightly but attributed it to some bubbles in the system, I tilted the computer again and heard a slosh which panicked me a bit and as I was checking, I noticed a small puddle under the radiator. Cleaned it up and watched a drop form on the fitting and chased it up to this slow seep that comes back when wiped.
 
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Are you 100% sure that wasn't there before?

Any screws that may have penetrated one of the tubes slightly? I've only ever had this happen once when i went full leeroy and went through one of the tubes with a long screw lol (Was a noob first timer)
 
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Are you 100% sure that wasn't there before?

Any screws that may have penetrated one of the tubes slightly? I've only ever had this happen once when i went full leeroy and went through one of the tubes with a long screw lol (Was a noob first timer)

It's been in the system running for 6 months, definitely no leakage until now. Would have thought if I hit the tube's I would have known about it earlier? I'll see more when I take it apart and hang my head in shame if so but I'd say no for the time being
 
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It's been in the system running for 6 months, definitely no leakage until now. Would have thought if I hit the tube's I would have known about it earlier? I'll see more when I take it apart and hang my head in shame if so but I'd say no for the time being
If its a really small hole, it will leak incredibly slowly to the point where you wouldn't notice it.

Other than that, the only thing i can imagine is it was like that from factory and you might have missed it? I have seen rads like this before from factory where they haven't been properly dried after testing and have rusted slightly. If i recall some of my old EK rads (and i mean old, like first gen) came like this.
 
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If its a really small hole, it will leak incredibly slowly to the point where you wouldn't notice it.

Other than that, the only thing i can imagine is it was like that from factory and you might have missed it? I have seen rads like this before from factory where they haven't been properly dried after testing and have rusted slightly. If i recall some of my old EK rads (and i mean old, like first gen) came like this.
Thanks, sounds like that might be it as there is a bit of metal discolouration around there. Bad time to be buying anything but nevermind!
 
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Its possibly not rust? I've seen some radiators come painted rust colour ish and you have to paint them yourself. Maybe it was just a poor paint job which I've also seen on many radiators.
 
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