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Are there any brands that don't get cloudy after several weeks?

I'll probably tear it down every 6-12 months, but from reading around, it sounds like it gets cloudy after 1 month.
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The stuff I bought did, I just decided to with colored stuff to avoid switching tubing down the road
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http://www.jab-tech.com/PrimoFlex-Pro-LRT-UV-Red-Tubing-3-8in.-ID-x-5-8in.-OD-pr-4114.html

What about this red tubing? It appears to be semi-see-through. Will this plasticize and look nasty?
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post #4 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle;13602791 
http://www.jab-tech.com/PrimoFlex-Pro-LRT-UV-Red-Tubing-3-8in.-ID-x-5-8in.-OD-pr-4114.html

What about this red tubing? It appears to be semi-see-through. Will this plasticize and look nasty?

You will be fine with that. If you are using PT nuke make sure not to use to much.
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle;13602791 
http://www.jab-tech.com/PrimoFlex-Pro-LRT-UV-Red-Tubing-3-8in.-ID-x-5-8in.-OD-pr-4114.html

What about this red tubing? It appears to be semi-see-through. Will this plasticize and look nasty?

yep, thats the stuff I've currently got. I like it, it's difficult to kink and it looks nice
post #6 of 22
only the generic tubing that comes w/ the rasa kits get cloudy... clear tubing from tygon/primochill will last
post #7 of 22
eventually all the tubing gets cloudy ,some take longer then others ,and that's the reason you pay premium for some tube,i have been using Feser tube for over a year and i'm impressed (skipped on buying some fresh stuff when i did my annual cleaning)
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this is the reason why i moved to black tubing made by tygon, and they look nice too!
    
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven;13602977 
only the generic tubing that comes w/ the rasa kits get cloudy... clear tubing from tygon/primochill will last

This. Clearflex 60 also clouds/fades pretty easily, but normal Masterkleer and Durelene will do as well as Tygon.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven;13602977 
only the generic tubing that comes w/ the rasa kits get cloudy... clear tubing from tygon/primochill will last

It only took a couple of months for my $2.50/ft Tygon R-3603 tubing to get this cloudy from plastisizer leaching out of it.

The microchannels in my CPU and GPU blocks got a little gummed up with the plastisizer too.
The water, and all other parts of the loop were still pristine.

My rig runs under 100% CPU and GPU load folding 24/7 in ambient temps of up to 31ºC, which may have accelerated the process, but I'm still kinda pissed off about it...
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