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post #1 of 18
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I just bought 2 hardwarelabs sr2 rads. I having the hardest times getting these things cleaned ive done easily 25 fills with almost boiling water.

Everytime i empty i get this.It just doesnt seem to be ending anytime soon. Its mostly the white particles that are harder to see in the pic.

http://imgur.com/wbBT0Iv

Any advice?
post #2 of 18
well if they where new I would say run some Listerine through it, but this looks more like a job for CLR, a 50% water, 50%CLR mix, let it soak for 15 min, and then rinse it out with water a few times after.
post #3 of 18
Boiling water is not enough to clean new rads except the ones from watercool/aquacomputer. I use the Cilit Bang + hot water method since many years with very good results.

or you can buy something like this from mayhems:

http://www.aquatuning.de/waermeleitmittel/reinigungsmittel/18428/mayhems-blitz-basic-cleaning-system
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Cilit Bang is a bad idea and after speaking to Reckitt Benckiser plc, To put it into perspective we spoke to Reckitt Benckiser head of chemical engineering and there head of development and they strongly recommend you do not use Cilit Bang on any liquid cooled products due to the nature of it and the fact its a acid and will carry on eating away at you metal even once flushed. Any one who uses Cilit bang will void any warranties with any manufacturer especially when the company that makes it, highly recommends you dont use it wink.gif. Also it messes up any fluids you put in afterwards.
post #5 of 18
User mayhem's blitz clean on rads .

Blitz Basic
Blitz Pro

Any questions and ask Mayhem ^^^
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Cilit Bang is a bad idea and after speaking to Reckitt Benckiser plc, To put it into perspective we spoke to Reckitt Benckiser head of chemical engineering and there head of development and they strongly recommend you do not use Cilit Bang on any liquid cooled products due to the nature of it and the fact its a acid and will carry on eating away at you metal even once flushed. Any one who uses Cilit bang will void any warranties with any manufacturer especially when the company that makes it, highly recommends you dont use it wink.gif. Also it messes up any fluids you put in afterwards.

Of course you have to flush the rad with fresh water until only clear water comes out and normally just a few splashes of CB is enough
I use this method for many years now with excellent results. It´s cheap and effective
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Bundy - So the company who makes it says dont use it, not only there CS, there head of dev and there head of the chemical engineering say dont do it and you still carry on recommending ppl mess up their systems. thumb.gif we've spoke (typed) over this before but you still recommend it ... You do reliase this is part of a joke we speak of in our circles .. Cilit bang and your computers gone as well as you rep, your money and your life. ......
Edited by Mayhem - 9/28/15 at 2:16am
post #8 of 18
If using the CB method correct, no sys will mess up ! Hundreds if not thousands of users used this method since many years

Michael .- as you know, many users and companies don´t recommend to use mayhems dyes and especially premixes for several reasons, but lots of users incl. me still do because the colours (and effects) looks great smile.gif


http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f137/wasserkuehlung-reinigen-785909.html
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This isnt about dyes offtopic.gif this is about using chemicals that are not good for a system and screw up alot of ppls systems. thumb.gif If any one doesn't believe me try phoning Reckitt Benckiser plc they have a free telephone line and are very helpful and always get back to you wink.gif.
Edited by Mayhem - 9/28/15 at 2:45am
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If using the CB method correct, no sys will mess up ! Hundreds if not thousands of users used this method since many years

Michael .- as you know, many users and companies don´t recommend to use mayhems dyes and especially premixes for several reasons, but lots of users incl. me still do because the colours (and effects) looks great smile.gif


http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f137/wasserkuehlung-reinigen-785909.html


On page 2 people are saying the same as mayhem ...
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Sorry, but the chemistry stuff is highly toxic! Two of such bottles to tilt down the sink for a radiator is gross negligence. The impact on the environment to the utmost!
I've seen in an English video guide that you should take to clean boiling distilled water (heated in the kettle). Is not it enough that? If it must be a cleaner, because you can take no biodegradable? On the Cillit Bang side is that one should not use on copper, brass and aluminum the orange cleaner. A Radi is but mostly copper ?!

Not just that but that post is 4 years old... Companies change/Tweak the ingredients in their products all the time, Id be amazed if it was the same ..


Also on Clitit bangs own website SOURCE It states the following .
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On what surfaces can I not use Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Limescale & Shine?
Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Limescale & Shine should not be used on: acid-sensitive materials such as enamel or marble, aluminium, copper, stone, galvanised surfaces, kitchen work surfaces, linoleum, varnished, waxed or oiled floors, rubber, textiles or carpets. Please also always read the application instructions on the packaging.
Can I use Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Limescale & Shine on brass?
No. This product is not suitable for use on brass.
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