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Clear Tubing - Will i dye or will it die

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I've been searching these sub forums very much.

I must ask you fellows on your experienced with this.

I have clear tubing, should I just order UV Green tubing and get some nice UV lights?
Will adding dye to my loop really "gunk" my blocks and ruin my tubing?

I see such awesome builds with nice color dyes and ultimately I'm curious how that works out... Is it really that bad? I know I am safe with colored tubing but that is not the same as color water inside clear tubing!


Please share your experiences, do's and dont's i'm sure it will help me and many other newbs on here. I really don't want to use dye if it's going to mess up the inside of my radiator, blocks, tubing, and pump, I'm not sure if i'm thinking too much or not researching enough.tongue.gif

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Some dyes will gunk but if you use reputable and trusted dyes like Mayhem's you will be fine. I have been running deep blue dye for nearly a year and can't see any signs of gunking.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Some dyes will gunk but if you use reputable and trusted dyes like Mayhem's you will be fine. I have been running deep blue dye for nearly a year and can't see any signs of gunking.

Thanks mate, yeah it's hard to guess because its literally +1 pro +1 con every time the mention of dye gets brought up. I'm not sure how coolant works, I just know I'd love UV Green inside of my clear tubing but if it's going to cost me my water cooling components health I might have to use UV Green tubing mad.gif
  
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i used mayhem's pastel mint green and within a month my xspc tubing was stained a ewwy yellow, the blocks weren't gunked up though.
    
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