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I hear the machining process leaves flux in the radiators.
I will be buying a XSPC RX360 and RX240 soon. Should I clean the radiators, and how do I do that?





Do I clean it while leak testing? As in, leak test, drain, leaktest, drain?
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Nah. When you get the rads, open one port, fill with hot (but not boiling) water, and 10% vinegar. Then start shaking. Rinse and repeat until the water doesn't have any weird crap in it. (It might not to begin with, my RX360 didn't.)
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what you can also do is unscrew the tip of your faucet and fashion a hose to it and then place the hose on a barb on the radiator. IF YOU DO THIS METHOD HOWEVER make sure to flush it completely with distilled water to remove any elements from the tap water. the faucet pressure just expedites the process and consequently removes slightly more stubborn flux/etc.
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