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post #1 of 16
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Does acrylic have any disadvantages vs acetal other then cosmetics?
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post #2 of 16
I hear it can crack if over tightened but have yet to see proof
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post #3 of 16
Only cosmetic iirc.
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post #4 of 16
I imagine acetal can provide a better seal for fittings, but I doubt it makes a difference if your fittings have o rings, which they all do.
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post #5 of 16
Acetal is a far more durable material.
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Acrylic is prettier if you have dye in your loop. wubsmiley.gif:

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post #7 of 16
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Ok, so as long as I don't over tighten my fittings I should be ok right?
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post #8 of 16
yes you will be ok ,what kind of block are talking about ?
    
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by AliceInChains;13461261 
Ok, so as long as I don't over tighten my fittings I should be ok right?

if your pump/s go out (PCWater God forbid) the acrylic can warp fairly easily:devil:....yes it happened to me about two years ago, not sure on acetal's heat resistance
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AliceInChains;13461261 
Ok, so as long as I don't over tighten my fittings I should be ok right?

And don't use PTFE tape. This can put a lot of pressure on the hole, supposedly causing cracking. Not seen any proof either, just anecdotal evidence.

Treat both with care and there will be no difference for the life of your components.
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