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I'm cleaning out my loop and going for a no-dye environment with advanced lrt. My loop has attained a minor amount of plasticizer over the course of 3 month and I would like to know the order in which I should clean it.

Do I drain the system and run normal distiller water with the messed up tubes and vinegar for a couple hours then pull it all out and clean the blocks?

Or would it be better to just drain and clean the blocks and use Sysprep included with the tubing with the new tubing, drain ad refill after 12 hours?

Lots of different ways to do it I'm sure but I'm looking for the safest and cleanest.

Thanks
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To compleatly clean out your loop you will have to disassemble it, clean each part and replace all the tubing. If you have nickel plated components in your loop be aware that vinegar can damage the plating. Vinegar can also damage your seals/gaskets. Ive never used sysprep or any similar products so I cant comment on that.

If you have used dye in the system before you will have a hard time getting it all out(especially if you used feser or EK, that stuff is close to if not impossible to get out).

EDIT: AND dont use alcohol to clean acrylic components, it causes it to become brittle and crack! you can use it on acetal and delrin as those are a different kind of plastic.
Edited by zoid.srg - 4/19/14 at 9:11pm
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Any tips on how to clean our radiators?
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Any tips on how to clean our radiators?

Not a lot you can do to clean radiators... fill it with vinegar let it sit for a little while(30-60min), flush thuroughly with distilled water(several times). Getting old dye out of it, as said, can be close to if not impossible. Worst case scenario you may just have to change them out compleatly.
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