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I see. So why do people, and many renowned Youtube reviewers, tend to be against dye's?

They don't take the time to do the research. What they saw clogging their blocks was the same color as the dye so they assume its the dye. What really happened was the dye colored the stuff blocking up their loop, usually rad flux or plasticizer.
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They don't take the time to do the research. What they saw clogging their blocks was the same color as the dye so they assume its the dye. What really happened was the dye colored the stuff blocking up their loop, usually rad flux or plasticizer.

Such an eloquent way with words. My take on it? - Youtubers are idjits, most of the time. Make sure you like and subscribe, clickbait titles rolleyes.gif
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I see. So if I want a colored liquid, which ones do I mix? I see coolants, non-staining dyes, standard dyes, and pastel concentrates in Mayhem's website.

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I see. So if I want a colored liquid, which ones do I mix? I see coolants, non-staining dyes, standard dyes, and pastel concentrates in Mayhem's website.

Any of the mayhems fluids can be mixed with their dyes. I use X1 uv green and add the laser green dye to it. You can get the coolant premixed or in concentrate that you can mix with distilled yourself.
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post #14735 of 14946
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Any of the mayhems fluids can be mixed with their dyes. I use X1 uv green and add the laser green dye to it. You can get the coolant premixed or in concentrate that you can mix with distilled yourself.

 

If the X1 coolant comes with colored varieties, why would you still want to dye them? Sorry for the stupid questions as I'm really new to water cooling. Originally, I wanted to get the X1 clear concentrate and mix it with distilled water myself to save on shipping costs but then I thought how cool I see colored liquids are hence the questions.

 

And what is the difference between a clear coolant plus dye combo and a pastel coolant?

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Any of the mayhems fluids can be mixed with their dyes. I use X1 uv green and add the laser green dye to it. You can get the coolant premixed or in concentrate that you can mix with distilled yourself.

If the X1 coolant comes with colored varieties, why would you still want to dye them? Sorry for the stupid questions as I'm really new to water cooling. Originally, I wanted to get the X1 clear concentrate and mix it with distilled water myself to save on shipping costs but then I thought how cool I see colored liquids are hence the questions.

And what is the difference between a clear coolant plus dye combo and a pastel coolant?

You would add dye to a colored fluid to get a different shade or new color that isn't already available, or even add a UV effect. Pastel is an opaque nano fluid. I used the blue pastel and added blue dye to darken it on my first build.
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post #14737 of 14946
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You would add dye to a colored fluid to get a different shade or new color that isn't already available, or even add a UV effect. Pastel is an opaque nano fluid. I used the blue pastel and added blue dye to darken it on my first build.

 

I see.

 

So if I want an opaque color, I would buy the Pastel coolant and that already has the biocidal/anti-corrosion properties of the X1, right? Which coolant performs best?

 

Would adding dyes lessen the opacity of the Pastel coolant? And why would one want to go with the standard dyes when there is already a non-staining one?

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Do I absolutely need to purchase the Blitz Kit if I want to do Pastel?
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Do I absolutely need to purchase the Blitz Kit if I want to do Pastel?
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My nephews yellow pastel has been running for almost 2 years now and it looks the same, no color change at all, he loves it.
I use distilled with Biocide Extreme for over 2 years, awesome anti-algae product.
I truly believe if everyone would do due diligent job cleaning the whole loop from Get-go, a lot of the knowing issues that people were complaining about could have been avoided.
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And I was just done saying:

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Right. But how different would it be cleaning all parts throughly with distilled water compared to using the blitz kit?
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