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Mixing mayhems pastel fluid with mayhems dyes?

post #1 of 18
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I was wondering if anybody has mixed mayhems pastel fluid with mayhems dyes and what experiences they had. (i.e is it safe?)

For example, using a purple dye to make the pastel purple fluid a darker color.
Thanks.

links to products:
PASTEL PURPLE - https://mayhems.co.uk/coolants/pastel-coolants/pastel-pre-mix-1ltr/purple-1ltr/
PURPLE DYE - https://mayhems.co.uk/dyes/standard-dyes/purple-10ml/
post #2 of 18
I always wondered this too, You might get answers faster here regarding Mayhems products...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1286896/mayhems-users-club
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by saintruski View Post

I always wondered this too, You might get answers faster here regarding Mayhems products...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1286896/mayhems-users-club

Sweet thanks for the link
post #4 of 18
I might be able to help
I used mayhem's pastel red and dark red dye . So far I do not recommend it . I had major clogging / buildup in the water blocks after about 6 months. The red color lasted well for only about a month then turned really dark and not pastel looking at all . After cleaning the loop , I found red crayon chunks coming out of parts . I never used any other coolant besides mayhem prior to this either .
I am getting ready to redo my water loop , and I am going to use some mayhem pastel by its self to see the results . I am also going to use there cleaner to start fresh .
I ll keep you posted thumb.gif
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by {Dr. Rockso} View Post

I might be able to help
I used mayhem's pastel red and dark red dye . So far I do not recommend it . I had major clogging / buildup in the water blocks after about 6 months. The red color lasted well for only about a month then turned really dark and not pastel looking at all . After cleaning the loop , I found red crayon chunks coming out of parts . I never used any other coolant besides mayhem prior to this either .
I am getting ready to redo my water loop , and I am going to use some mayhem pastel by its self to see the results . I am also going to use there cleaner to start fresh .
I ll keep you posted thumb.gif

Shoot man sorry to hear that, what a bummer. Thanks for the info though, that confirmed my fears of mixing pastel with dyes. Looking forward to see how your loop runs after.
Thanks again smile.gif
post #6 of 18
Np man . On the plus side , all the chunks cam out pretty easy . What was alarming was that my cpu temps were alot higher than normal , so I started tearing stuff down .
Found red stuff lodged in all the cooling fins . Like said it was not hard to get out , but It was probably in the early stages . I Honestly don't think ill go that route again , unless the regular pastel does the same . Then Ill try distilled with dye to eliminate any question on what is causing the issues .
post #7 of 18
I used mayhems pastel with mayhems dyes. I ran my loop for 3 years with no problems. I've flushed it multiple times and never seen a issue
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kenjiwing View Post

I used mayhems pastel with mayhems dyes. I ran my loop for 3 years with no problems. I've flushed it multiple times and never seen a issue

Is that right? What could have been the problem with Dr. Rockso's loop then?
post #9 of 18
I wonder the same thing . everything in my loop was new . so only thing I can say is that it was the coolant
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by {Dr. Rockso} View Post

I wonder the same thing . everything in my loop was new . so only thing I can say is that it was the coolant

I found this from the "mayhems" thread posted in this thread.

Common Q&A for Dyes

Q: I have heard from a mystery man or women that dyes can cause a blockage in a water cooling block. Is this true?
A: No it is not true at all. There are several root causes to the issue of blocking and that falls down to either plasticizer, inhibitors or algae the latter being the rarer of the causes. With tubing a lot of them contain plasticizer and these leach out of the plastic and into the water. This then gathers around the Pins of the block and over time builds up into a sticky residue. What happens at the same time is the dye in the water cooling fluids then “dyes” the residue making people think the route cause is the dye which it is not. The same happens with Inhibitors and algae but in a different manner.
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