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guys, noob question here, is there/can we make an Aurora black color ?
post #2273 of 15468
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.
post #2274 of 15468
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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.
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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.

Thanks for your advice. The pastel is nice but I'm kinda looking for a non-UV translucent blue look. It looks like the XT-1 coolant is designed for 9-12 months according to their site, so I guess that would be the way to go if I want longevity, just get the blue dye for it. But dying will come later. Right now my case has smoke black acrylic panels, so you dont really see the inside, so I use clear coolant and throw a blue LED strip under my res to get the look. Im looking at a case labs case for the future, then I'll be looking to use coloring.


ALSO, bit confused over what water to use. Everywhere I look seems to equate deionized and distilled as being basically the same thing. But that post a few pages back where a guys pastel black turned brown when he used distilled has me freaked out that it will ruin whatever premix I pick. Would I be better off using deionized just in case? Anyone know of a US chain store that carries it? I dont recall ever seeing it in my local grocery store (Giant/Stop & Shop).
Edited by devsfan1830 - 6/8/13 at 5:49pm
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Does anyone know if there are any side effects to using Mayhems Pastel + a Silver Kill Coil? I know it isn't required, but I have one laying around so I figure why not double up to make sure?
post #2277 of 15468
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Does anyone know if there are any side effects to using Mayhems Pastel + a Silver Kill Coil? I know it isn't required, but I have one laying around so I figure why not double up to make sure?

I have been running one in mine for at least 6 months now... I haven't noticed anything weird at all, so I would say that you are all clear! At least with the Mint Pastel. tongue.gif
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post #2278 of 15468
So can I use distilled water or not? This should be stated very clearly in the first post, especially if using distilled water (for some reason) is going to mess up my pastel.
Edited by OPanda - 6/8/13 at 7:16pm
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ya know what? after seeing more and more pastel builds, I'm really liking the look of pure white pastel among black fittings and clear tube. and if it lasts longer than other coolants theres another plus. My current build uses a blue LED strip to illuminate the coolant in my acrylic bay res. I dont think it will look right. For those familiar with pastel, how opaque is it? My res can mount a 4" cathode and has holes for LEDS, I was thinking of getting white LEDS to make the coolant glow white from within, but if its too opaque to allow light transmission then I'd just be wasting my money.
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Use distilled water with the coolants, it is fine, or you can use Demineralised water. If you can get hold of it, Mayhems also do a Ultra Pure H20 if you are paranoid for some reason.

The biggest thing is to make sure the system is cleaned out and flushed well before use. Also check the PH.

And as for the Pastel range, it will not let any light through, or absolutely minimal at the best.

You can add other Mayhems dyes to the Pastel range as well to create a one of a kind colour.
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