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Hey gang,

I was thinking of adding some style to my new build by removing the EK Anti Cyclone plate, and replacing it with a custom cut plexi plate and having a window decal put on it. (that I would have custom made as well) The decals are microwavable and dishwasher safe. My question is would coolant cause window decal to be deteriorated and cause an issue with my loop?

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-Rob
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Hey gang,

I was thinking of adding some style to my new build by removing the EK Anti Cyclone plate, and replacing it with a custom cut plexi plate and having a window decal put on it. (that I would have custom made as well) The decals are microwavable and dishwasher safe. My question is would coolant cause window decal to be deteriorated and cause an issue with my loop?

Thanks

-Rob

assuming the decal will be on it externally, it will be fine.

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Hey gang,

I was thinking of adding some style to my new build by removing the EK Anti Cyclone plate, and replacing it with a custom cut plexi plate and having a window decal put on it. (that I would have custom made as well) The decals are microwavable and dishwasher safe. My question is would coolant cause window decal to be deteriorated and cause an issue with my loop?

Thanks

-Rob

assuming the decal will be on it externally, it will be fine.

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The anti-cyclone plate sits inside the res so the decal would be submerged too.

The only immediate concern I would have is worrying that the moving fluid might slowly work at the edge of the decal and peel it off, but depending on the glue used that may not be an issue.

Otherwise, I don't see anything wrong with the plan, and there's really only one way to find out if it will work wink.gif Post pix when it's done!
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Hey gang,

I was thinking of adding some style to my new build by removing the EK Anti Cyclone plate, and replacing it with a custom cut plexi plate and having a window decal put on it. (that I would have custom made as well) The decals are microwavable and dishwasher safe. My question is would coolant cause window decal to be deteriorated and cause an issue with my loop?

Thanks

-Rob

 

If you are wanting to put a decal on the custom anti-cyclone plate, then I'd suggest no. However, what I would consider is getting it laser etched instead with whatever design you want to put on it.

 

The decals will just deteriorate over time and gunk your loop up.

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I was actually going to put it INSIDE the resi, so it will have a floating effect. Here is a quick photoshop of my idea. I will have the decal made, then put it on plexiglass, and then cut the plexi out to match the image.

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If you are wanting to put a decal on the custom anti-cyclone plate, then I'd suggest no. However, what I would consider is getting it laser etched instead with whatever design you want to put on it.

The decals will just deteriorate over time and gunk your loop up.

As you can see by the Photoshopped idea, Even if I had it etched, it would be more of a funky silo that wouldn't make much sense unless you knew what it was supposed ot be, even then, it would look kinda odd...

What if I take 2 think plexi and sandwich the decal, then seal it with some form of adhesive?
post #7 of 11
How much would that effect the flow though? If you lose flow and gain degC... not sure it's worth it. I'm a WC novice, but just my 2c. I do like the idea though biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 11
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I was thinking that also, But it will not be THAT much bigger then the factory anti-cyclone bit that will be in the resi...

I guess I will give it a try and see what happens... Though if anyone has any other thoughts or ideas, I'm open to them. I am newish to WC'ing so that's why I figure you guys would be able to lend your advice, which I appreciate. I have seen some many amazing machines from you all, that I decided to redo mine with a new loop, but wanted to try something I haven't seen before and add some personal style. wink.gif


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post #9 of 11
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What if I take 2 think plexi and sandwich the decal, then seal it with some form of adhesive?

that would work I guess if you did 2 pieces of acrylic and bonded them using tensol.

I thought you meant to decal the outer side of the res at first when I responded, but now I get you.
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Sealing it between two thinner layers of acrylic is a good idea. I didn't realize you were going to print a custom decal; my guess is the ink probably isn't waterproof.
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