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Custom Water cooling -FOOD COLORING SAFE??

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im custom water cooling my pc, iv spent 700 dollars on parts so i want this to be amazing.

i am aware that pre-mixed coolant is bad for your system as it gunk's up ect ect...
i still want my coolant to be red though, i will be using distilled water with a kill-coil.

my question is
1. how can i color my water red without using unsafe products
2. is food coloring one of those safe methods?


im new to water cooling and just trying to learn, any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
post #2 of 6

Food dye is a bad idea. It'll probably stain, coagulate, or refuse to mix. If not all of those things.Get a good die like Mayhem's if you are really dead set on colored coolant.

 

Depending on what materials you have in your system, antifreeze had might work. Definitely not the best idea though.

 

If you are willing to compromise, colored tubing with distilled water would be your best bet.


Edited by Ryleh - 11/29/13 at 3:16pm
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post #3 of 6
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i have red tubing already but i have a large reservoir that is visible through the window side panel. im not dead set on colored coolant but i would very much like it c:

i will be using distilled water no matter what.
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i have red tubing already but i have a large reservoir that is visible through the window side panel. im not dead set on colored coolant but i would very much like it c:

i will be using distilled water no matter what.


Why not put a small CCFL or something behind the res then?

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i didnt think of that, thanks alot, rep
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i didnt think of that, thanks alot, rep

Glad to help. And welcome to OCN!

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