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I have a question regarding the OD and ID of tubing.

I got a really good deal on a a custom loop, but no tubing included. All of the fittings are an ID of 1/2 and OD of 5/8th. I would really like a colored loop, and have been advised from EVERY ONE not to use any additives or dyes.

Here lies the problem. These sized fittings will NOT permit me to use colored tubes, unless I go with a 3/8 ID and 5/8 OD, which will be an issue. I have read that is possible, but it would be a lot more work. Linus does it in this video for the waterpump.
http://youtu.be/krgK2dcxJ5g?t=13m22s

So, that would be very diff, considering actually putting the fittings on and threading them afterwards.

The other option would be dying the water, which, once again, is inadvisable. Are there any additives you could suggest as appose to traditional dyes? (mayhem pastels and what-not)
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I had bad experiences with Mayhems pastels. It left a weird thick coating on all my copper blocks and I had to open them up the scrub it off :/. My temps eventually increased in time with the pastel. But cool color and shimmering effects though smile.gif. I used colored tubing now smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3750k Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 B3 eVGA GTX 680 Crucial Tracer 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Black Caviar ASUS XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 XSPC GTX680 Cooling block Liang D5 Alphacool Aqualis PRO w/ Nano Coat 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - Laing D5 / MCP655 Monsoon Fittings Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Window 8 Pro 
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Originally Posted by dejahboi View Post

I had bad experiences with Mayhems pastels. It left a weird thick coating on all my copper blocks and I had to open them up the scrub it off :/. My temps eventually increased in time with the pastel. But cool color and shimmering effects though smile.gif. I used colored tubing now smile.gif

Ok, so I'm definitely not going with that. Any other suggestions as far as other safe additives go guys? Or if anyone has used a slightly off sized tubing for their rig?
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I guess I could use something like This. It would be a little easier fit on the 1/2 ID, so it would require less stretching. It would be 1/16th off from the desired size. The fit would be much tighter than most, and would probably help keep leeks from easily occurring.

Is there anyone out that that knows of any tubing for 1/2, 5/8?
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