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post #2471 of 3087
So my fittings barbs and now compression fittings are interacting with the silvercoil?
Because my rads and blocks are copper...
post #2472 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Bucshman View Post

It should be neutral (6-8 green) right?

Mayhems Extreme Biocide Instructions
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Dip the test strip in your water cooling loop for 1 second before adding biocide. Check on the the other side of this card to match the color. Use 1 drop of biocide at a time and recheck with new PH test strip. PH 6 to 8 is perfect for water cooling. Anything over or under this, can cause problems with plating or dyes.


Well to be exact 6-8 is the range for a healthy PH level.
post #2473 of 3087
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Originally Posted by zGunBLADEz View Post

So my fittings barbs and now compression fittings are interacting with the silvercoil?
Because my rads and blocks are copper...

There are tons of variables involved with galvanic corrosion. But, to be safe, I would do the following:

1) Remove the silver
2) Flush your system thoroughly (three times, 24 hour runs)
3) Replace your tubing
4) Run SysPrep through your reconstructed loop
5) Use only high quality DI water for about a week
6) Add new dye, concentrate, premix, etc if you want
post #2474 of 3087
Just want to add my experience with tubing.
Ran some Durelene tubing with Mayhems X1 pre mix and cheap DI water. Ran for almost 3 months and had zero plasticizer or clouding. Water temps also got very hot.
I did flush the rad with water and bi carb prior to use.

Currently running same coolant mix with Primochill Advanced blood red tubing.
End of week one and tubing still clear.
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post #2475 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Fyrwulf View Post

There are tons of variables involved with galvanic corrosion. But, to be safe, I would do the following:

1) Remove the silver
2) Flush your system thoroughly (three times, 24 hour runs)
3) Replace your tubing
4) Run SysPrep through your reconstructed loop
5) Use only high quality DI water for about a week
6) Add new dye, concentrate, premix, etc if you want


I agree with some of what you have said as a possible method of lessening galvanic corrosion EXCEPT the use of sysprep.

TBH all one has to do to avoid the problem is to stop mixing non compatible metals

http://www.engineersedge.com/galvanic_capatability.htm


I wont bother to go into details again (anyone interested in more info can use the search facility in this thread).

Suffice to say imo, a chemical that has such abrasive properties has a very good chance of causing problems within your loop-even if the effects are not initially visible.

But galvanic corrosion is but one of many variables that are possibly responsible for the increase at which plasticizer problems appear

Please remember that plasticizer occurs on its own even without any of the added variables of a watercooling loop.
post #2476 of 3087
Does mixing silver with nickel cause galvanic corrosion? they seem fairly far apart in reactivity.
post #2477 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Does mixing silver with nickel cause galvanic corrosion? they seem fairly far apart in reactivity.


Whilst that may be-i can categorically say yes, it does (not to be confused with uncategorically tongue.gif)

But many others have NOT SUFFERED from it, having used the combination you have enquired about.

Koolance state very clearly not to mix silver with any of their nickel products, and come to think of it, so do EK.

For example go here:

http://koolance.com/qd3-mg4-quick-disconnect-no-spill-coupling-male-threaded-g-1-4

and read a bit down-that having been said, it may well be down to the quality of their nickel plating, or they are trying to sell their particular brand of coolant wink.gif

Their Nickel plating is never going to be as good as getting fittings etc plated at a professional outfit-its simply costs too much.

Ive seen pics of nickel fittings that have supposedly suffered corrosion from the use of a SKC in the loop.
Edited by kkorky - 2/16/13 at 11:06am
post #2478 of 3087
mani almost pulled the trigger on that stuff, thanks for posting!
post #2479 of 3087
I am going to try mayhems and the hose they recommend

i also love the color selection
post #2480 of 3087
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Originally Posted by nighthawk-73 View Post

I am going to try mayhems and the hose they recommend

i also love the color selection


Yes thats what ive been doing for the longest while now-it eliminates the need for added biocides and a SKC, and so far ive had no problems what so ever with my tubing on the scale that i used to have in the past.

As for the colour selection that you mentioned-you are 100% correct there -dont forget that you can also 'play' with the various colours and come up with various shades of your own wink.gif

Capping it all off-Mick (Mr Mayhem lol) is very approachable and will reply to any queries that you may have thumb.gif
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