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post #41 of 63
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Oh and I just rubbed some rubbing alcohol all over the existing cracks and an unaffected area. Nothing changed.
It does not happen right away, and after a point it will not happen anymore. Trust me, I have destroyed two MCRES' in just this manor. They are very susceptible to rubbing alcohol.
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post #42 of 63
I had a swiftech micro res a few years ago, it cracked and leaked within the first month I had it installed in my system.

I wanted something around the same size, and bought one of these.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=28&page=1

this one was much higher quality, easier to fill with that huge cap and the acrylic was MUCH thicker than what the swiftech res had, and have had no problems with it.
Edited by nettwerk - 6/2/08 at 11:00pm
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post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by Gom Jabbar View Post
The reason I posted the chart was because one of the posters suggested that some types of acrylic (Plexiglas) would not be affected by alcohol. It wasn't to piss you off and get you to put more alcohol on it. When you wake up tomorrow look and see if the cracks didn't get worse. Good luck with your train of thought, it will catch up with you.
Good morning! Still no change! It's off to get shipped to Swiftech today.

Thanks for the tip nettwerk, looks nice.
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post #44 of 63
Well, I had to see it for myself. I grabbed some pieces of acrylic extruded, cast, continuous cast, clear, tinted, opaque, and even different thicknesses. Had some 50% rubbing alcohol and soaked them for 10 minutes. Low and behold nothing happened. Then I let them dry for 20 minutes and no change. This goes against every care and handling guide Ive ever seen for acrylic. My apologies. I was just trying to help. Good luck with the rma.
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Well, I had to see it for myself. I grabbed some pieces of acrylic extruded, cast, continuous cast, clear, tinted, opaque, and even different thicknesses. Had some 50% rubbing alcohol and soaked them for 10 minutes. Low and behold nothing happened. Then I let them dry for 20 minutes and no change. This goes against every care and handling guide Ive ever seen for acrylic. My apologies. I was just trying to help. Good luck with the rma.
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post #46 of 63
There are different kinds of acrylic. Some will react and some won't. I don't see what you are proving other than your inability to realise that acrylic is a general term that applies to a range of materials.
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post #47 of 63
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Oh boy here we go.
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post #48 of 63
Actually on second thought, cuy50 has proven that you can go mental with the rubbing alcohol on this res. That could indeed help a few people
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post #49 of 63
Yeah I decided to resoak the pieces overnight just to see if it will ever craze. I'm not going to reuse the alcohol for anything so I might as well see what it does. They have some "chemical resistant acrylic" but now I think this is just a marketing scheme to get more money. At least in regards to rubbing alcohol.
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post #50 of 63
Kudos to you, Gom Jabbar.

That took initiative to put the material to test, and character to report the results.

Righteous.

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