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Hey guys. I have 2 question that i cannot find an answer too. First I am using Mayhems X1 UV Blood red with XPSC Raystorm D5 RX360 kit as a base for a future upg for GPU (but thats a long time form now ). The first thing i want to ask - Is Mayhems X1 UV Blood red safe ? Does this coolant do same things to the loop as posted here : http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1008960&mpage=1&print=true - post 9 by jmcu1 ? Does this coolant degrade performance after some time of use ? And the second question is - the tubing that comes with XSPC kit doesnt let the UV light through and the effect is that the coolant doesnt change colour in uv .... I cannot seem to find what kind of tube i am supposed to use so it can let the UV rays through ? And by the way will the uv leds make the coolant react or i need to use cold cathodes ?

If i'm not mistaken, unless you added UV to your blood red coolant, it's not sold as a UV type coolant. The statement "the tubing doesn't let UV through" seems to be a false statement, UV light can pass through alot of things, especially something that is clear like a piece of tubing. Mayhems makes all sorts of "safe" coolants. They do say however that for the X1, the coolant should be changed every 9-12 months. The pastels last up to 3 years. If you ask me, no matter what type of coolant you have, it should be swapped out every 6 months to a year.

If you do the proper research, you will see that almost all other coolant brands besides mayhems will over time dye the tubing and the parts that they touch. In my experience, both with mayhems dyes and mayhems pastels, neither stain any of the parts or tubing that they touch.

And with your lighting questions, make sure you get UV reactive coolant or an additive for the coolant you choose, otherwise your UV light won't work, I don't think it matters whether you use LED's or cathodes however I would think that the cathodes would work a littler better in your application since they disperse light a little more evenly.
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Thanks for the fast reply. Indeed You seem to be right. I did not look at mayhems site (shame on me ) and there is nothing about X1 and UV reactivness , i thought its with uv additives as it was signed as uv reactive by the company that sold me the coolant. Anyway now the decision needs to be made. Should i replace the tubing for some good uv red tubes and swap the coolant for clear one or is adding a UV reactive ingredient to the coolant which is already in will be better idea ? How adding such additive will influence the block and other components ?
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Thanks for the fast reply. Indeed You seem to be right. I did not look at mayhems site (shame on me ) and there is nothing about X1 and UV reactivness , i thought its with uv additives as it was signed as uv reactive by the company that sold me the coolant. Anyway now the decision needs to be made. Should i replace the tubing for some good uv red tubes and swap the coolant for clear one or is adding a UV reactive ingredient to the coolant which is already in will be better idea ? How adding such additive will influence the block and other components ?

Just by the clear UV dye, it'll be cheaper. Unless you're getting the pink dye (don't), nothing will happen to your equipment. Mayhems isn't anything like the dye other companies put out.
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Ill guess ill do like You say. Anyway I ve missed this in the first post :

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...The UV Pink version of this Coolant stains like mad.... How ever it is one of the brightest UV active coolants we do. UV pink is all so in the UV Red and UV Blood Red. Mayhems how ever is now removing the UV pink from Mayhems Blood Red as we feel it is not needed. Users who have experienced the staining have managed to easily remove the staining using a mix of clear vinegar and water with no adverse side effects...

Seems that the UV additive was staining WC components. The blood red therefore no longer stains the components , am i correct?
Edited by izajasz - 1/22/13 at 2:29pm
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Our dyes do stain. esp the pink. Just some times they may not show signs of staining for a long time. We no longer add UV pink into Blood Red any more because of this issue.
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Thank You for the info. Could You please suggest what tubing is the best for XPSC Raystorm D5 RX360 and Mayhems X1 ? As the blood red doesn not contain UV is it better to use X1 clean and coloured UV tubing or add the UV to Blood red (or buy UV red) and use clean tubing ? To be honest id rather use clear tubing but i would like it to glow redd(ish) so it fits with my Rampage IV Extreme. It would be nice if You could suggest the best tubing for the XSPC kit and mayhems X1 combo.
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weird.. so i decided to drain my loop... found out... tubing is dyed O_o you'd think the tubing be dyed overall but its blotchy like in picture i posted ... and the water that drained out... is clear O_o
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I want to join. I love this stuff. My first time setting up a loop.

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post #1279 of 15457
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@izajasz You'll find it very hard to find any thing UV red in tubing or liquids they either look pink or orange and never UV Red. This is because there is not true UV Red well not yet anyway.

@iandroo888 can you send me a pic ive never seen that before.
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I ve done some research and i think im gonna go with X1 coolant without dyes and non UV red tubing + some red leds. The question is which tubing brand will be most compatible with X1 and XSPC kit and will not leave any residue as plasticizers and stuff.
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