Originally Posted by Solonowarion
Pastel- Pure Black
this is what happens when you use distilled instead of deionized water.
I read Di on the bottle and though " Ok distilled it is "
Its not as brown in reality the camera picked it up bad but still
I did the same thing to my Pastel Mint Green and I used distilled since It is cheap and very easy to get here in the states compared to other places such as the UK. I don't think my problem that I have is related to yours but I am however having a issue with my pastel where I am seeing some dark colour spots in some places on my tubing. This problem cropped up about 2 weeks after I installed it which was at the same time as the chimp challenge when I really started to put the system under heavy usage. My pastel has been in my system for almost 2 months now and I have had much time to really address the issue since I have been very busy. I have been monitoring this closely and I have been comparing some pics of the problem in late April and now. It seems like what ever it is seems stuck to the tubing and the spots have been in the same location and when i squeeze and flick the tubing, they stay in the same place.
On to some info about my loop. The tubing that I am using is Durelene which i have been using since I started my loop back in September and i did replace all the tubing when I redid my loop with the same stuff since i bought 25ft of it back in Aug of last year. Before I was running distilled with just a kill coils. When i redid my loop, I inspected the tubing that came off and it had a slight tinge which was not unheard off from all my research and inspected the clarity of the old water and it looked as clear as the day I installed it. When I started my loop back in Sept, I did the radiator dance along with some hot distilled water and very small amount of vinegar and did a lot of rinsing with just distilled water. Everything in my system is all copper with the exception on my Nickle Danger den GPU block which was added to the loop 2 months ago. It was a new block but I ran some water though it to make sure it was clean.
The overall colour looks the same as the day I added it to my system just looking at some photos that I took with the exception of these spots. The coolant looks great from a few feet and this is not affecting performance in anyway. Anyways, I will let these pics speak for themselves.