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What exactly is flux? My RX 360+240 was very clean, only took 1 distilled rinse
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What exactly is flux? My RX 360+240 was very clean, only took 1 distilled rinse
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What exactly is flux?
It is a substance used to help in the soldering process. It has two functions; to remove any oxides from the surface of the metals and to prevent subsequent oxidation during the soldering process.

In rad manufacture it is used, among other places, when the tubes are attached to the chambers at both ends of the rad. Some of this flux will invariably end up inside the tubes or chambers, and it is this that we need to remove.

Depending on the exact processes used during manufacturing there may be a lot or very little flux left over in the tubes.

There is a more complete description of flux on Wikipedia
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I couldn't say for the others, being this is my 1st w/c system on a computer. However, this RX240 was extremely clean. Flushed it 3x to make sure, but there was nothing in it at all.
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What exactly is flux? My RX 360+240 was very clean, only took 1 distilled rinse
Flux is a compound that is used in the soldering process of copper that rads are made of. it is used to etch the metal so the solder sticks to the metal, and they put it onto the cores of the radiator and the side pieces/tanks where ther coolant goes through. Pretty much its just left in there, and then it gets into your loop if you forget to flush it out of your radiator before use. It looks like crap, makes hoses become cloudy, and the worst part is it can clog the water block.
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