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So I am looking to do PETG tubing and having a hard time finding some...
I found some nice white Bitspower fittings (looking to get 16mm)
Fittings
With this reservoir
What is a good acrylic cutting tool? I found this...
And I think I need this.

Now, where do you find 16mm OD PETG tubing? ...
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post #2 of 7
you need a hacksaw to "cut" acryl/petg

Monsoon does PETG - in colours even

Both Monsoon & Alphacool offer hardline cutting & bending tools/kits

like this one http://www.aquatuning.de/water-cooling/tubing/acrylic-tubes-acessories/19213/monsoon-hardline-pro-bender-kit-16/12mm-id-1/2-od-5/8?c=10800
post #3 of 7
You can also use a good metal hose cutter for the PETG ones like the new one from XSPC

and for bending, there are many tools from 10 $ to 100 $ or you may build one yourself of some pieces of wood smile.gif
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Thanks for the feedback. What is the standard ID and OD for PETG tubing? Is 16mm OD not common?
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I would say 12/10 and 13/10mm is prefered by most people atm
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EK sells it directly: https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-hd-petg-tube-12-16mm-500mm-2pcs

Is there a specific reason you want to use PETG vs. acrylic?
 
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

EK sells it directly: https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-hd-petg-tube-12-16mm-500mm-2pcs

Is there a specific reason you want to use PETG vs. acrylic?

Yeah, there are youtube videos all over the place comparing them, PETG is stronger, doesn't break or get spider cracks, and easier to bend.

Seems like a no-brainer.
I saw a couple of people move their rigs and get cracks due to the stress of the case with acrylic.
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