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OK so I can eliminate the two larger sizes as I value clearance and don't wan't a huge ID for any reason. However that still leaves 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD vs 3/8' ID x 5/8" OD. The first compression fitting size can fit a tube that has a 1/16" wall thickness, the latter can fit a tube that has a 1/8" wall thickness. Which tube thickness is easier to achieve perfect bends?
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/20/14 at 2:42pm
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OK so I can eliminate the two larger sizes as I value clearance. However that still leaves 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD vs 3/8' ID x 5/8" OD. The first compression fitting size can fit a tube that has a 1/16" wall thickness, the latter can fit a tube that has a 1/8" wall thickness. Which tube thickness is easier to achieve perfect bends?

those fittings you posted are tubing fittings, not acrylic. acrylic only comes in 3/8x1/2 or 1/2x5/8 or metric sizes
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My mistake. I just got confused for a spell. Somehow the Monsoons can share compression fitting tops with soft and hard lines in some sizes so I got confused. Something about only the barbs are different.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/20/14 at 2:55pm
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Was the micro scratches acceptable, do they really stand out when the product is finished or anything to take the scratches out, curious your thoughts or how you handled it.

Thanks

its a pretty significant amount of (light) scuffing but im not sure how noticeable it is with colered coolant running through it. i didnt use that stuff in my build but the primochill stuff did get scratched from handling during the bending process, and i havent looked into how to clean it up, i do have the novus acrylic cleaning kit that i bought for my torture rack i might try to see if that works.

i dont have a camera good enough to take a picuture of it unfortunately
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its a pretty significant amount of (light) scuffing but im not sure how noticeable it is with colered coolant running through it. i didnt use that stuff in my build but the primochill stuff did get scratched from handling during the bending process, and i havent looked into how to clean it up, i do have the novus acrylic cleaning kit that i bought for my torture rack i might try to see if that works.

i dont have a camera good enough to take a picuture of it unfortunately

A lot of acrylic and plastic clearner, scratch removal out there, wonder how they work

http://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7100-Plastic-Polish-Kit/dp/B002UCYRZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395352409&sr=8-1&keywords=acrylic+scratch+remover
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A lot of acrylic and plastic clearner, scratch removal out there, wonder how they work

http://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7100-Plastic-Polish-Kit/dp/B002UCYRZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395352409&sr=8-1&keywords=acrylic+scratch+remover

well i just did a section of it with my NOVUS kit and it does take out the scratching, so you should be ok if you buy that kit.
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well i just did a section of it with my NOVUS kit and it does take out the scratching, so you should be ok if you buy that kit.

Very cool, thanks for testing that and letting me know.
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Is that bottom run actually touching the PSU?

nope, its about 2mm off lol. i wasnt planning on using that pump and drain config, and thats the best layout i could get using it.
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Putting the finishing touches on my order. Here is an odd question: How much McMaster 9679K27 9mm buna-N, O-ring cord stock do I need and in what length?
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Putting the finishing touches on my order. Here is an odd question: How much McMaster 9679K27 9mm buna-N, O-ring cord stock do I need and in what length?

My thoughts are if were not running greater than 3 ft lengths of acrylic, 3ft would be the max. I know I ordered 3 ft but doesn't mean much as I have yet to bend... Plus could you imagine threading more than or even three feet through the tubing?

Also, the options are 3ft, 10ft and on... (lied, there is an "other")
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