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Would some of that CLR Solvent + water solution help remove any gunk left over from whatever additives I've had in my loop over the past few years?


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I would be worried about what it would do to the plastics and seals and such.
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I could be wrong but I would think it would only be good at removing any minerals left over from the water you're putting in, which if you're using distilled water wouldn't be an issue. Also having never used CLR before I'd be worried about how it might react with any of your parts. I would think it shouldn't but it probably wouldn't hurt to test it out on some non-loop pieces (scrap copper, rubber, etc).
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http://www.jelmar.com/msds/CLR_MSDS_eng.pdf:
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1. Water
2. Lactic Acid
3. Gluconic Acid
4. Lauramine Oxide
5. Propylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether
Not sure how potent each one of those is (besides water), but I wouldn't put it in my loop. Just break it down and use diluted vinegar and distilled water.
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I wouldn't use it. It may do damage to some things in your loop...
I would use the vinegar and distilled water.
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Lactic Acid 15~20% - Lactic acid is used in a wide variety of industrial processes where acidity is required and where its properties offer specific benefits. Lactic acid well known for its descaling properties and is widely applied in household cleaning products. Also, lactic acid is used as a natural anti-bacterial agent in disinfecting products. Source basically used to removed hard water buildup and deposits

Gluconic Acid 2~4% - used in gentle metal cleaning applications (such as cleaning aluminum cans), low toxicity, low corrosivness.

Lauramine Oxide
1~4% - Lauramine Oxide is seen most frequently as a foam builder in beauty products, it can also be used as a dye dispersant, wetting agent, emulsifier, lubricant, surfactant, anti-static agent, and viscosity controlling agent,

Propylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether 1~2% - Its primary use is in cleaning products, where its fast evaporation rate and excellent ability to solubilize organic soils makes it useful in a wide variety of formulation systems. DOWANOL PnP glycol ether is an excellent choice in glass cleaners and all-purpose cleaners, especially in combination with selected PM-series glycol ethers. It has outstanding soil removal and coupling properties.


Thanks for the PDF information. From the looks of it it seems not to be as corrosive to metals as expected and inert to rubbers and plastics. Will test this stuff soon~ Unless someone has any other reason to stop me.

I wont be running it in my loop, but use it to clean the inside of my blocks (not sure about the radiator though... prolly use the vinegar option for that)
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Let us know how things went with this CLR stuff...
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