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post #11 of 28
Thought I'd give my 2cents:

For the most part Palindrome is right, most coolants are garbage. I've used EK's coolant before (for example) and it did gunk up both my gpu blocks and cpu block as well as leave my tubes stained. But I've also used Mayhem's Pastel line and had 0 gunking and staining. If you want colored coolant go with Mayhem's or nothing. Some of them will stain though, such as (I believe) the black and the pink (I know pink does for sure, but I'm not 100% sure about the black). Head to their website and take a look at their stuff, but stay away from the Aurora line, as it isn't meant for 24/7 use (though it looks absolutely badass). You could also post over on their thread here in the watercooling forum if you'd like to find out more about which colors may stain.
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It does look badass. That's a shame, too, because the milky look would bring a really neat effect to that sightglass.
    
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post #14 of 28
Just FYI, Mayhem is a member of this forum and is INCREDIBLY helpful to anyone inquiring about the products smile.gif
   
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post #15 of 28
Look at Post #1534 on this page for a good gray coolant.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1286896/mayhems-users-club/1530
You could email the post's author for exactly how he made it. I remember reading somewhere in that same (very long) thread how to make the gray color and it is not what you might expect (black + white mixture). Mixing dyes is a different process.


Monte Sliger
post #16 of 28
Here is a YouTube video of how to make gray coolant using Mayhem's Pastel White + Mayhem's Emerald Green dye + Mayhem's Red dye. As I said, mixing dyes is a different process than what you might think.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG6y2M6Uvss&feature=player_embedded


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post #17 of 28
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Well now I am back to wondering which I'll do. I guess using the colored coolant and dying it is the best way to get the exact right color of grey to match the Kingston SSD and RAM gunmetal-ish color, which is the accent color for my theoretical build.
    
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post #18 of 28
If you need help just ask. smile.gif. I not here to preach though.
post #19 of 28
Following this thread with interest. I'm modding a Mac Pro with a monochrome theme (anodized gunmetal) and would LOVE a way to have darker-gray coolant, or simply gray tubing. I've been looking for nearly a week, but apart from one random WCing pic on Imgshack (with no way to contact the poster) I'm coming up short...
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Originally Posted by G5Modders View Post

Following this thread with interest. I'm modding a Mac Pro with a monochrome theme (anodized gunmetal) and would LOVE a way to have darker-gray coolant, or simply gray tubing. I've been looking for nearly a week, but apart from one random WCing pic on Imgshack (with no way to contact the poster) I'm coming up short...

I've been looking for a little while and the best coolant solution was adding green and red dye to a white pastel coolant. You want 11 drops of green to 1 drop of red. The more dye you add, the darker your grey gets. The pros of using colored coolant are that you can get your exact shade of grey you desire and that you can use cool reservoirs. The cons are that people say they gunk your system up and that it seems to be the consensus that DI water is just the best route overall.

So I guess it depends on your preference. I am leaning towards water because it's simpler, proven, and cheaper to replace if I spring a leak or need to do repairs.
    
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