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Tony, I used some pre-mixed (n00b) thermaltake coolant, the mixture is: water 93.4%, Propylene Glcol 6%, Ethylene diamine tetra acetate detetrasodiura 0.5%, Methy paraben 0.1% I'm guessing the M.P. is the anti-corrosive?

Martin, thanks much for your help! I will nail it with ketchup or vinegar next time I open everything up.
BTW I'm currently running that thermaltake stuff but it's about 1:15 with plain distilled water...
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Not the first time I have seen those sorts of pics. I have a GTX that started to do that around the threads. Thanks for posting that up.
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Don't get carried away with vinegar, it's corrosive too, but whenever I have a stubborn old copper block, I still like using ketchup myself (vinegar based).
Ah, umm, vinegar in ketchup is apple cider based. It has sugars in it that will grow algae and stuff in a WC'ing loop. Even with rinsing why take a chance.

White "Distilled Vinegar" is grain based. It's been used in the food industry for almost over a half-century for cleaning tubing, lines, and processing trays. It's an FDA approved food cleaner too.
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Ah, umm, vinegar in ketchup is apple cider based. It has sugars in it that will grow algae and stuff in a WC'ing loop. Even with rinsing why take a chance.

White "Distilled Vinegar" is grain based. It's been used in the food industry for almost over a half-century for cleaning tubing, lines, and processing trays. It's an FDA approved food cleaner too.
Didn't know that, but I've heard it used many times, and have myself over the last year without problem. I do always use some sort of anticorrosive coolant though, either hydrx or pentosin at a 5-10% concentration along with a couple of drops of PT-nuke.

I've had loops run for 6 months without problems, no problems here. Ethelyne glycol and PT-nuke take care of anything like that.
    
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Instead of vinegar, you might consider going to a photography supply joint and buying a bottle of acetic acid. That's the element in vinegar you're interested in, anyway, so why bother with all the vinegar additives at all?
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Thanks for posting that. I was seriously considering an Apogee GTX. Having to pay extra for a copper top makes the block that much less attractive...
post #27 of 27
Out of curiosity, does anyone recall ever seeing a GTX corrosion report from someone also using HydrX?
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