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I'm trying to decide on what to do for coolant on my build and I was wondering if there are brands better than others or are they all pretty much the same.

Also, I'm running rigid acrylic and wonder if it's safe to go with a dye or better to go with premix? I'm planning on UV lighting

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I want to know to been building mine off n on for a month I heard certain things will eat thru acrylic
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Anything from Mayhem is a good choice. They offer a wide range of dyes as well as concentrates that you add to distilled water. The concentrates come in transparent or opaque pastel and most are UV reactive
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Is it safe for acrylic tubes
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Mayhems coolants is one of the big reasons acrylic tubing is so popular now. Soft tubing was leeching plasticizer and clouding, making the coolant look discolored.

So yes, all Mahems products is safe for acrylic tubing
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has anyone had any good luck with Primochill's intensifier? The colors look good on PPCS
    
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post #8 of 16
The intensifier is a great choice.
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The intensifier is a great choice.

Have you had a chance to use it yet? If so, did it stain the loop?
    
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I've used it in a few current builds and used clear tubing. When it was time to replace fluid and tubing there were no stains.
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