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post #11 of 63
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I'm just pissed off...sorry....And thanks Syrillian, I'll contact them now. I'm just curious what could have possibly caused the res to crack, I mean it was like I went to bed everything was fine and I wake up and cracks,
I can understand your pissed-offed-ness... I would be too.

The only thing that I can think of is if a cleanser was used on the acrylic that weakened it, or it the unit was subjected to high temperature variations (but that would have to be fairly extreme and in quick succession).

Here is the low-down.

If you contact Swiftech and they give you a bunch of flak or BS, PM me.

You will not be out a reservoir.

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post #12 of 63
Very weird... Did you maybe drop it was anything on top of it?

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post #13 of 63
Are those edges flame polished I know you didn't make it but if you look at it you can tell. Its a poor way to finish a acrylic that is suppose to hold water especially if you plan on chemical welding.
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post #14 of 63
Silicon would fix a leaky (swifty mcres) reservoir just as an fyi. And yeah imageshack is so terribly slow, I loaded about a tenth of a picture and gave up.
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post #15 of 63
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Are those edges flame polished I know you didn't make it but if you look at it you can tell. Its a poor way to finish a acrylic that is suppose to hold water especially if you plan on chemical welding.
I have no idea. I'm pretty sure these are high quality products, this must have been that one unlucky one. I took the utmost care with all my components as I do with just about everything I own, expensive or not. I'm sure it was not subjected to extreme temperatures or impact of any kind. Although surely, something must have occurred, because last time I checked things don't spontaneously break unless a force is acting on them.
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post #16 of 63
I don't think it was anything you did nor chemicals because you would likely have more crazing (cracks). Flame polishing is an inexpensive solution to solution to finishing inside corners and irregular edges that would take a long time to sand and buff. It uses high heat and cools very quickly which can cause cracking. The problem is the cracks are not visible at first. It can take a few days or a couple of months to show.
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post #17 of 63
Try to zoom out and get the pics in focus


Swiftech is usually really good with RMA's however from experience, they are slow

If Syrillian originally purchased, it, the new unit goes to him. RMA it and make sure they send it to you, not Syrillian.
    
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post #18 of 63
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Well I already sent an email to the RMA department. I'm not familiar with how to RMA something so I'll wait for a response.

Here are the best pics I could get.


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post #19 of 63
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Are those edges flame polished I know you didn't make it but if you look at it you can tell. Its a poor way to finish a acrylic that is suppose to hold water especially if you plan on chemical welding.
I'm really not certain about the finishing of the edges.

I have a little experience working with acrylic, so I know what you mean; and you are spot on as chemical bonding does not take well to polished surfaces as the capillary action becomes limited.

All that I can add (neutrally) is that about 6 of these reservoirs have passed though my hands and this is the first that I have heard or seen of this problem....

cuy50, any luck with Swiftech?
Edited by Syrillian - 6/2/08 at 1:01pm
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post #20 of 63
It looks like crazing to me...

Man! This is wierd.

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