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Would a mountain dew limited edition be ok for a reservoir for a watercooling system? The reason why I ask because I either was gonna make pvc reservoir or something else and I noticed my mountain dew limited edition and also since its made out of aluminum or some sort of metal will it harm the coolant since I see most or all reservoirs plastic.
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Mountain Dew limited edition? uhhh link to that please? And it's best to use acrylic for a reservoir since you won't have to worry about it causing galvanic corrosion.

Surely you aren't talking about using a bottle of MD as a res......
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as long as it doesn' t leak on ya u can use whatever u like.
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LOL a POP can for reservoir... that'd be NEATO. If u can get the thing sealed with the tubing attached to it (somehow). Go for it
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LOL a POP can for reservoir... that'd be NEATO. If u can get the thing sealed with the tubing attached to it (somehow). Go for it
the limited edition mountain dew the one i linked you cant put a dent in it unless thrown on the ground
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If its made out of aluminum I wouldn't use it...This might help with design..Water-cooling Reservoir Theory and Construction Guide
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thanks ira-k REP+
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I know they have coatings in there, but you'll have to cut a hole to make a barb location which will compromise the coating and leave it suseptible to galvanic corrosion.

You want to keep similar metals in a loop, copper, brass, crome, nickle, tin, lead are all close enough. Plastics are fine too. But mixing copper and aluminum is dissimiar enough that the aluminum will corrode over time. As thin as aluminum is in bottles, it probably wouldn't take long for a leak to develop.
    
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ok thanks for the help!
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