Originally Posted by sexpot
Currently have some x1 blue + a few drops of blue dye leak testing. The water in my tube seems a bit lighter than my res, is there a way to balance it so both are equal? Or is it the difference between my res and the tube that's causing the color difference. Also, I'm thinking of switching over the the x1 blood red. I want a dark red, can I add a few drops of my blue dye into the x1 to get a darker red?
Lastly, how would I go about flushing the blue dye out of the system and make sure everything is clean before changing dyes?
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I have experience with the blue dye, just in XT-1 but its the same idea just a diff base for the coolant. The blue dye is lighter in the tubes because there's just less volume of liquid in the tubes vs the res for the diameter/size of each. You're never going to balance the color out. The res will pretty much always be darker. It'll be closer if u use a tiny res, I have a bay res so mines REALLY dark in the res vs the tubes. I can also post a pic of how deep I made my blue when I get home. I recently flushed out my loop as it started to turn after about 4 months, which for all I know could have been contamination due to too much of a diluted mix or contamination from crud left in from my failed 1st attempt as using.Primochill ICE. Started forming a green waterline in my res, disassembly revealed green liquid in my GPU blocks and dark crud stuck in the fins on the sinks. No film on my tubes or res so I don't think it was plasticizer. My tubes are tinted a bit but that's probably from the amount of dye I used to make a pretty deep blue. Ok im rambling.
ANYWAYS, when u flush the biggest pain will be the res depending on how long u've used the dyed liquid. After about 5 flushes water was still tinted blue rinsing my res. Its copper inside and seems to have held onto the dye a bit. No biggie for me because I went with blue again but if ur going witha new color be prepared to flush the hell out of it. Probabaly more vigrously than when u first prepped ur loop.
Edit: Also, not sure what tube ur using but if u want to change the color decide soon. The longer that dye sits the more changes of tinting the tubing. All resist it better than others but from what I've heard its just a risk of using dyes. Once it tints its pretty much permanent and u'll need new tube.
Edit2: pics of my coloringEdited by devsfan1830 - 11/13/13 at 3:28pm