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@whitie63 Yeh ill do that we know its creates a lot of bubbles ill advise of this. The bubbles go down slowly but over a few minutes and you right i should pre warn of it.

@failwheeldrive yeh i think your right with that. They don't get free stuff so im a bad rep lol.
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After running pastel ice white for about a year in a brand new loop, my coolant got a blue/green tint to it. When looking at the alphacool UT60 radiators, it looks like the copper is tarnishing on the inside. there are parts of the inside that still has the rosy copper color but the channels look like they've turned a gray/blue/green color. I'm thinking this is fairly normal but my coolant did pick up the blue/green color. I tested the pH was around the 6.5 to 7.5 ish range; nothing too far from ordinary.

Is it necessary and how should I clean out the radiators before filling it up with more pastel coolant for my next build? I've flushed the radiator with probably close 25 gallons tap water from the faucet and then followed up with a distilled water rinse. I'd imagine even if there were a pH imbalance, it'd be washed out.

The only components in the loop were a couple EK nickel water blocks, brass bitspower fittings, and full copper alphacool radiators.
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Green is oxidation.
Other colours may indicate either plasticizer or possible corrosion. What metals do you have in your loop? Did you flush the loop and how?
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@Syan48306 if you check out "whitie63" he is testing our new cleaning kit that we are working on that cleans out systems. Once we have done some more tests we will be releasing it to the public.
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Green is oxidation.
Other colours may indicate either plasticizer or possible corrosion. What metals do you have in your loop? Did you flush the loop and how?
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The only components in the loop were a couple EK nickel water blocks, brass bitspower fittings, and full copper alphacool radiators.

I was using primochill advanced LRT tubing and even the tubing's got a layer of green tint to it on the inside. The nickel waterblocks are clean and aren't corroded so I thinking the source is the radiators.

I did a full flush before I installed radiators. However, one of my radiators does have a rattling noise. I've specifically flushed the crap out of that one but it always had it. I can't tell if there's still flux left inside the chambers or if it's the fins rattling on the outside. Either way, alphacool radiators are known for the "rattling" http://www.overclock.net/t/1355889/rattling-noise-inside-alphacool-radiator-when-shaking
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@Syan48306 if you check out "whitie63" he is testing our new cleaning kit that we are working on that cleans out systems. Once we have done some more tests we will be releasing it to the public.

What is the cleaning kit's active ingredient? is it a plasticizer cleaner? Corrosion/oxidation cleaner? pH neutralizer?

I've ran primochill's system prep in the past but I doubt it cleans all of the above.
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I was using primochill advanced LRT tubing and even the tubing's got a layer of green tint to it on the inside. The nickel waterblocks are clean and aren't corroded so I thinking the source is the radiators.

I did a full flush before I installed radiators. However, one of my radiators does have a rattling noise. I've specifically flushed the crap out of that one but it always had it. I can't tell if there's still flux left inside the chambers or if it's the fins rattling on the outside. Either way, alphacool radiators are known for the "rattling" http://www.overclock.net/t/1355889/rattling-noise-inside-alphacool-radiator-when-shaking

The rattling is common and it is usually caused by the outer protection plate that stops the screws from damaging the fins. Could just be a high level of oxidation causing the colour change. Flush Rads with baking soda and distilled water!
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I would definitely look into the tarnishing because I am sure that is what is causing your issue. So maybe clean the radiators somehow with a tarnish remover. Flush real good. And make sure you get all the air out of your radiators for the next install.
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I would definitely look into the tarnishing because I am sure that is what is causing your issue. So maybe clean the radiators somehow with a tarnish remover. Flush real good. And make sure you get all the air out of your radiators for the next install.

It's hard getting all the air out of multiple 480mm radiators rolleyes.gif

Baking soda and water acts like a buffer solution. Don't you need an acid like vinegar to properly remove the copper carbonate II?
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I'm not sure, I would just google it really quickly. And I'm sure it's a pain but with enough case tilting and if you cycle your pump you should be able to get that air out!
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