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Do I need to use an anti-corrosive?

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I'm using these barbs in my first loop and wanted to know that since they are "chromed", that I may need to use an anti-corrosive. Probably a really noob question, but I want to have a perfect first loop.
    
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No those are fine, its just chromed brass...The main thing you don't want to mix in your loop is aluminum with your copper and brass, those mixed will cause galvanic corrosion pretty fast...

I still use a little Pentosin anyway, its a pretty good coolant...I'll leave you my PDF, It has all my coolant recipe in it...In general you don't want to add any more additives to plain distilled water then you have to, I just use some additives in small amounts for specific reasons...
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No those are fine, its just chromed brass...The main thing you don't want to mix in your loop is aluminum with your copper and brass, those mixed will cause galvanic corrosion pretty fast...

I still use a little Pentosin anyway, its a pretty good coolant...I'll leave you my PDF, It has all my coolant recipe in it...In general you don't want to add any more additives to plain distilled water then you have to, I just use some additives in small amounts for specific reasons...
Sweet! Thanks for clearing that up.
    
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