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First time doing custom loop, so this is all new to me

So, I'm getting a new Custom Water cooling kit from EK

I noticed by default the liquid solution that comes with their kids are solid color you mix into the transparent liquid.

I'm trying to figure how to mix the solution to make it transparent with color tint, as I've seen in most pictures they are usually Non transparent, but every now and then I've seen other system where the solution is transparent with color.

Is that done by different type of liquid coolant, or by just how much color you add into the transparent liquid included with the kit?


Also I would like to mix several colors to get it to a custom color like different shade of purple or a darker yellow but not orange, like Canary yellow

I see a lot of default, green, red, and blue being the most common, and white every now and then, so I wanted to aim for something less common.
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do you mean the difference between Pastel colors and regular dyed coolants? They are different fluids entirely and you'd have to use one or the other. I'm assuming they gave you a clear coolant with dyes to add in or something? I'd assume it is a regular coolant unless it is marked as different. Mayhem's has several dyes you can get to achieve a certain color

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Thanks for the reply

I forgot to update this thread here.

They answered me already in the EK thread

yes, it's 2 different type of liquids entirely.



Although I was thinking I could probably mix the clear one with the pastel one half and half, to create some interesting effects.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-evo-blood-red-concentrate-100ml
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https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-pastel-red-concentrate-250ml

not quite sure if it'll work, but your avatar picture is showing something similar to what I have in mind.
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Thanks for the reply

I forgot to update this thread here.

They answered me already in the EK thread

yes, it's 2 different type of liquids entirely.



Although I was thinking I could probably mix the clear one with the pastel one half and half, to create some interesting effects.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-evo-blood-red-concentrate-100ml
+
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-pastel-red-concentrate-250ml

not quite sure if it'll work, but your avatar picture is showing something similar to what I have in mind.
I hoped you had found your answer! I always try to go through the post with only a few or no replies and do the best I can to help. thumb.gif
I'd be interested to hear about the results of mixing them but I would think it would just kinda "water" down the pastel effect. The fluid in my avatar is Mayhems Aurora 2 from my last build. It looks amazing but is kinda tricky to keep going long term, I haven't gotten more than about 4 months before it just looks like blue coolant
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yup, the trick is all in the chemistry.

it's technically something similar to the like of mixing a heavier liquid with a lighter liquid, just need to find compatible liquids that can work as coolant at the same time.

I pondered about oil and water, but I don't think that is a good idea tongue.gif LOL biggrin.gif
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I wouldn't mix different coolants like that. If you want a special color the best thing to do is to use Mayhem's dye. You can mix them in varying degrees to distilled and get whatever color you want. As always though remember that dyes are hard on a loop and not easy to clean out when you need to flush and fill or change color.
 
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