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I've looked around and most people have said to just go with red colored tubing instead of just getting really good additive from one of the tubing brands like primochill. Why is that? Honestly, I think the dye looks hells of a lot better. Can someone plz clarify?
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I've looked around and most people have said to just go with red colored tubing instead of just getting really good additive from one of the tubing brands like primochill. Why is that? Honestly, I think the dye looks hells of a lot better. Can someone plz clarify?
Dyes and premixed fluids will eventually begin to break down. When this happens it will leave "gunk" in your blocks and reservoirs that will hurt performance. You will also end up having to clean them out meaning voiding your warranty. Not to mention they can be very expensive and not worth it at all.
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because rice is bad
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dyes will gunk up the blocks and rads you have as they break down
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The dyes DO look great, but as they break down they gunk up your blocks and rads. They can also stain.
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Good for a showcase or a video of your system, bad if you want your system to last long and not have to do constant maintenance.

Btw, do you know anyone who goes to Boca High? I have a couple friends there.
    
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I think it's been said before, but I'll go ahead and reiterate it for you

Dyes will break down and gunk up the blocks - cpu blocks specifically. Which make them a really bad idea to use after about the first few months when the dyes do break down.
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How often would I have to change the liquid and what do you mean by cleaning everything out?

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Originally Posted by yancyv8 View Post
I've looked around and most people have said to just go with red colored tubing instead of just getting really good additive from one of the tubing brands like primochill. Why is that? Honestly, I think the dye looks hells of a lot better. Can someone plz clarify?
Just like everybody said, it will leave traces/stain in your blocks. Not to mention the rad. Blocks are easier to clean but not rads.

If you don't mind cleaning your loop every three months then yes, for the sake of the looks, do it, but I strongly not recommending it.


Just buy colored tubing, distilled and killcoil. UV light helps.
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