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So my brother's PC is having issues with the tubing. It's getting a reddish powder on the OUTSIDE of the tube that comes off if touched. It's as if any dust that settles on the tubing leaches the color from the tubing. I can't figure out why this would be, and as best I can tell it's not plasticizing. But, we decided to switch out the colored tubing for some clear tubing and mayhem dyed distilled water.

My questions are thus:

1. Is it possible to switch to hard piping from what is in there now? He's using Bitspower Ultimate 1/2" x 3/4" Compression. My conclusion so far is no.

2. This is where it gets awfully opinionated. If I went with clear flexible tubing, what are the top brands and pro/cons of each or is there a good review of them? I've look at many places and found a lot of dated reviews with broken picture links.

Any help with this is greatly appreciated.
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So my brother's PC is having issues with the tubing. It's getting a reddish powder on the OUTSIDE of the tube that comes off if touched. It's as if any dust that settles on the tubing leaches the color from the tubing. I can't figure out why this would be, and as best I can tell it's not plasticizing. But, we decided to switch out the colored tubing for some clear tubing and mayhem dyed distilled water.

My questions are thus:

1. Is it possible to switch to hard piping from what is in there now? He's using Bitspower Ultimate 1/2" x 3/4" Compression. My conclusion so far is no.

2. This is where it gets awfully opinionated. If I went with clear flexible tubing, what are the top brands and pro/cons of each or is there a good review of them? I've look at many places and found a lot of dated reviews with broken picture links.

Any help with this is greatly appreciated.



Acrylic tubing does not have plasticizers in them... Were I you I'd email the original seller of the tubing that's having that weird rubbing off issue.

The best clear tubing right now is the Primchill Advanced LTR tubing, or Tygon plasticizer free tubing.
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Acrylic tubing does not have plasticizers in them... Were I you I'd email the original seller of the tubing that's having that weird rubbing off issue.

The best clear tubing right now is the Primchill Advanced LTR tubing, or Tygon plasticizer free tubing.

The tubing he has right now is flexible tubing. Feser, I believe. And I had read that quite a few people were having problems with the LTR tubing plasticizing somewhat recently(past year or so). Has that been addressed?
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The tubing he has right now is flexible tubing. Feser, I believe. And I had read that quite a few people were having problems with the LTR tubing plasticizing somewhat recently(past year or so). Has that been addressed?

Primoflex LTR pro had plasticizer issues, primoflex LTR advanced replaced LTR pro and fixed those issues, though it's a lot less bendy, for lack of better terminology.
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