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Hey guys. Long time lurker, first time poster here. Anyhow, this is my first time using Ice Dragon Cooling coolant and I have noticed that after about 2 weeks, there seems to be a yellowish ring right around my fittings. Anybody know what this is or what is causing this yellow ring? It's most prominent on my CPU waterblock fitting but I'm seeing varying degrees of yellowness around other parts of the fittings. So far, I can only see it around my fittings and not in any other areas within my loop.

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I see yellow in the picture frown.gif as I only use water and a silver coil I have never seen that before but I hope someone here can help you frown.gif
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You should probably send Mayhem (Mick) a PM. He knows a great deal about Ice Dragon. I have used it a lot, but I have never had your problem.
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What tubing are you using?
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I've used Ice Dragon with Primo and Durelene tubing and both times had issues. The last time I drained it out into a distilled plastic jug after a days it discolored the jug and separated like latex paint. I'll never use it again.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmac11 View Post

I've used Ice Dragon with Primo and Durelene tubing and both times had issues. The last time I drained it out into a distilled plastic jug after a days it discolored the jug and separated like latex paint. I'll never use it again.


Wow!!! That's very good to know thanks for the info
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post #7 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

What tubing are you using?
I'm using PrimoFlex Advanced LRT clear tubing so it shouldn't have plasticizer issues. This is a brand new tube and hasn't been used in a loop previously.
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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

You should probably send Mayhem (Mick) a PM. He knows a great deal about Ice Dragon. I have used it a lot, but I have never had your problem.
Wasn't Ice Dragon Cooling & Mayhems work together to develop the Ice Dragon Coolant and Mayhem's Pastel white coolant?
I might have to give Mick a PM but I'd rather have the discussion in the forum about it so that others can benefit from any findings or updates.
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Originally Posted by bigmac11 View Post

I've used Ice Dragon with Primo and Durelene tubing and both times had issues. The last time I drained it out into a distilled plastic jug after a days it discolored the jug and separated like latex paint. I'll never use it again.
Wow! Did the coolant separate or the inside of the actual jug separated?
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The coolant separated just like latex paint that has sat too long. Both times it happened to me was with brand new tubing. I think if you look back in the plasticizer thread I posted my thoughts a year or so ago and was quickly called out as not knowing what I was doing, so I dropped the subject.

Edit I think my post may have been deleted as I got heated by some of the comments
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The coolant separated just like latex paint that has sat too long. Both times it happened to me was with brand new tubing. I think if you look back in the plasticizer thread I posted my thoughts a year or so ago and was quickly called out as not knowing what I was doing, so I dropped the subject.

Edit I think my post may have been deleted as I got heated by some of the comments
It's interesting you say that because I was just about to say the yellow ring had a translucent look it like when paint sits around for a long time and it separates and leaves a translucent layer of liquid on top.
I am very curious to find out what this ring is and if it will get worst over time...
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I would advise you to drain it as it will get worse (at least mine did). It took me over 2 hours to flush my rads clean. I'll never touch Ice Dragon again mad.gif
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