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Ok everyone i need help!! lol..... Tonight I set out to flush my Hardware Labs Nemesis GTS 560, 480, 280 radiators. Well after 2 gallons of hot distilled water I am still seeing some very tiny black specks. no more flux just black specks. From everything I have read these are suppose to be some of the cleanest radiators out there. After this I am very big disbeliever in this hahaha, my arms are sore and my hands are tore up from shaking the radiators so hard lol. What should I do? Is it normal to still see a few tiny specks of black or keep flushing them out. I only bough two gallons of distilled or I would still be flushing them out lol No biggie to go and get more I am at whits end I have not even started the build yet lol.
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That sounds exactly like the experience had with HWLabs; as mentioned above. In the end I just switched to connecting a hose up to the rad on one end and on the other I sticked in a funnel that I hung over the sink using a string. Just be careful not to use too much water pressure and rinse till no more flakes, or very few tiny ones, come out. Then flush out the minerals from the tap water with a few servings of distilled.
    
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post #23 of 25
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That sounds exactly like the experience had with HWLabs; as mentioned above. In the end I just switched to connecting a hose up to the rad on one end and on the other I sticked in a funnel that I hung over the sink using a string. Just be careful not to use too much water pressure and rinse till no more flakes, or very few tiny ones, come out. Then flush out the minerals from the tap water with a few servings of distilled.

So you just used the funnel and hose and poured the water into the radiator? I don't want to use my sink as the water in my area is pretty bad unfortunately.


I can say for the money spent on these radiators I am quite disappointed. I was going to go with alpha cool but went with these hardware labs based on reviews of better performance and cleaner radiators.


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post #24 of 25
Well, you could also put a gallon of warm distilled in a bucket that serves as a reservoir and then use your pump to flush the radiators for half an hour. The flakes will collect at the bottom of the bucket.
    
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post #25 of 25
Any radiator is going to have a chance of stuff in it, it doesn't matter who says this rad is cleaner this rad is dirtier, they are mass produced and any of them are subject to crap. Don't judge your rads by gunk in them, judge them by thier performance.

If your only getting a very few small minuscule particles your probably okay. If your still getting enough that it makes you think of coffee grounds, just keep doing the shake shake shake until it's gone. Remember this will be the only time you ever have to do it.
 
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