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I mix my anti-freeze at around 10-1, so for every gallon you would need just a hair over 10 ounces of anti-freeze....Its used as anti-corrosive and does help as a biocide if you keep your mix on the alkaline side...

I think most people use water wetter as a surfactant,not for a boiling loop......It helps break the waters tension so coolant will go down in all the nooks and grannies in your block, it helps knock off all the little micro-bubbles so you'll bleed a little faster....I don't use it I have a couple of other things I use as a surfactant that are cheap...

Here are the best links on the web X I think for coolant chemistry, I re-read it every few months and still get a lot out of it...

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part II
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Use rubbing alcohol for biocide. It's way thinner than antifreeze, and works just as well
how much rubbing alcohol to a gallon of distilled water? thanks for the tip by the way. very convenient as everyone has rubbing alcohol around the house.
    
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how much rubbing alcohol to a gallon of distilled water? thanks for the tip by the way. very convenient as everyone has rubbing alcohol around the house.
I do about a 10-1 mix, but you could probably get away with 20-1. So, I use approx. 13 ounces of alcohol per gallon.

However, if you have a watercooling loop that takes a gallon of water, i want to see it
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thanks. not saying it will take a gallon of water. but I will mix a gallon at a time.

so coolant and rubbing alcohol to be used at the same time?
    
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thanks. not saying it will take a gallon of water. but I will mix a gallon at a time.

so coolant and rubbing alcohol to be used at the same time?
Yep, so long as you don't have any reactions occuring.
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cool I mixed the antifreeze 10-1 roughly(10 oz. ~gal) and just 5 oz ~ gal rubbing alcohol. would that cause a reaction? and of course Im using distilled water as well.
    
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