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What clear tubing takes the longest to cloud?

post #1 of 21
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From what I've been hearing, all clear tubing will cloud at some point.
I currently have cheapie hardware store vinyl tubing installed, and I am regretting that decision (I haven't added water yet, still waiting on an overlooked fitting) because I heard that it clouds within 3 months. If it means saving me the trouble of draining and re-installing down the road, I would rather just order some good tubing now.

I've been researching and looking around but I can't seem to find a straightforward answer. I'm not worried at all about bend radius. If I can make vinyl work, I can make anything work.

Tygon 3603 is on sale at Danger Den right now. $2.28 USD per foot. I've heard a few places that Tygon is the best, but some people have said they spent a lot of money on Tygon just to have it cloud within a month. My loop is 100% cleaned and ready to go. Radiators are soaked and flushed, etc.

Thanks, guys. Look forward to all of your input.
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 10/27/12 at 1:52pm
post #2 of 21
It's not just clear tubing that clouds.
My Blue Primochill Pro has clouded, i could see into the dye now the tubing is white.
Hopefully the new advanced tubing changes that.

EDIT:Like a white coat still blue but its like a light blue from the dark blue.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post

It's not just clear tubing that clouds.
My Blue Primochill Pro has clouded, i could see into the dye now the tubing is white.
Hopefully the new advanced tubing changes that.
EDIT:Like a white coat still blue but its like a light blue from the dark blue.

I'm actually replacing some UV Green PrimoFlex Pro LRT tubing that turned into a dusty mess after a week thumb.gif
Switching to clear with Mayhem's dye. (I'm not here to listen to dye haters please.)

post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

I'm actually replacing some UV Green PrimoFlex tubing that turned into a dusty mess after a week thumb.gif
Switching to clear with Mayhem's dye. (I'm not here to listen to dye haters please.)

Got nothing against dyes, I use that EK Clear Dye.
Yeah that's kind of what mine looks like not as bad!
Might have to take it apart and cut a piece open.
Will be buying the advanced tubing the minute it's available.
post #5 of 21
I ran blue Primoflex LRT and FluidXP+ coolant for 10 months without any issues. After tearing it down, I sliced it apart and it looked nearly new. Same with my blocks. They look brand new (EK Supreme HF ... copper with the clear top). Others have had horrible luck with it.

I've since switched to Durelene clear tubing and using distilled water and Mayhem blue dye with Mayhem Biocide. I have no issues and it still looks good.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 10/27/12 at 2:03pm
post #6 of 21
Less than 2 weeks, Durelene. More details in the Plasticizer Problem thread.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
It's looking like the biggest contenders so far are Tygon plasticizer free tubing, Durelene, and Masterkleer.
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Less than 2 weeks, Durelene. More details in the Plasticizer Problem thread.


Plasticizer Problems / Discussion / Gallery
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Right, I've seen that thread but I'm finding a lot of conflicting evidence.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

Right, I've seen that thread but I'm finding a lot of conflicting evidence.

I know I'm just going to start a war when I say this ...

But if you look at that spread sheet, you hardly ever see anyone have issues with Primoflex tubing when they use a store bought coolant like FluidXP+. Most of the issues seem to be from people using distilled water and dyes and other additives.

Mr. Scott, set flame shields to max.
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