Originally Posted by devsfan1830
After having to retube my loop after my Duralene + PrimoChill ICE combo caused yellowing, then upon getting more ICE seeing crap floating in a sealed bottle, I'm hunting for a new premix coolant. I need something that has biocide and corrosion inhibitors in it. People suggest distilled water and a kill coil but I have a combo of Copper and Nickel Plating with some brass fittings and I've seen posts that say kill coils would likely destroy my nickel blocks. Others say PTNuke but if you dont mix it right you still get buildup. So a premix that makes everything simple is better for me. I've been eyeing the Mayhems X1 Clear Concentrate. Does anyone run this stuff and see it stay clean? My Duralene+ICE loop saw the tubes going yellow in 2 months, with a faint yellow film on my hardware and settling in the bottom of my res. I dont know if I did a poor flush, if the coolant broke down, if it was plasticizer or all of the above. I've re flushed my rad, cleaned everything and switched to Primochill Advanced LRT, now I just need a good premix. Advice would be very helpful.
Also, I'm considering using a mayhems blue or dark blue dye and was wondering if anyone has had any issues with staining or separation. I know its inevitable because its a dye, but as long as it makes it 6-12 months I don't mind buying more tubing every now and again. I also have an acrylic bay res. Thanks.
If you are wanting something to last a year or more, the X1 is not that.
I would personally suggest a Pastel. They have all the protective properties you are after and they last for like 3 years or so. I have experienced staining with my Masterkleer tubing, but none with the acrylic res.
Others have experienced colour variations, but this is most likely due to a of balanced PH reading. It is critical that the system is cleaned and the PH is neutral before using most if not all coloured coolants.
Mayhems list all their clear and UV clear blue coolants as being non staining.