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Im trying to figure out what mixture works best. I bought red uv dye that i plan on mixing with it, ive heard distilled and anti - freeze does the trick.. but thats usually green.

I read that ptnuke is just copper II sulfate... is there somewhere i can buy that or does anyone know a good coolant mixture i can use for this red setup... thanks in advance
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Distilled+pt nuke is what I use. The problem with dyes is that they have a tendency to separate and gunk up blocks/reservoirs. And that is a pain to clean. I'm pretty sure it's primochill that makes quality red colored tubing. I'm sure there are places to buy copper(II) sulfate elsewhere. I've heard pet stores carry it.
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Pentosin G12 Coolant Additive Mix 1:9 ratio as Petra's indicates goodluck.
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Pentosin G12 Coolant Additive Mix 1:9 ratio as Petra's indicates goodluck.
G12 doesn't really look red, it's more pink. Like most other red dyes.
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G12 doesn't really look red, it's more pink. Like most other red dyes.
I'm sure him adding some of his red dye will help the situation at least he won't be trying to change something green to red but making a pink red more red. Anyway he could run distilled, pt nuke, and the red uv dye and that would work fine also.
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I'm sure him adding some of his red dye will help the situation at least he won't be trying to change something green to red but making a pink red more red. Anyway he could run distilled, pt nuke, and the red uv dye and that would work fine also.
Ya, but I don't really like dyes in the first place. Colored tubing gets a really nice color without having to worry about any side effects.
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Ya, but I don't really like dyes in the first place. Colored tubing gets a really nice color without having to worry about any side effects.
Yeah, but I've never had a problem with them but maybe that's because I changed out my coolant more than the average person.
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Maybe i wasnt exactly clear enough... trying to get a mixture i dont need to order and wait another 3-4 days
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Maybe i wasnt exactly clear enough... trying to get a mixture i dont need to order and wait another 3-4 days
Well then I'd use the uv dye you ordered for now, and try to get your hands on some copper(II) sulfate locally. The problem I would see is getting the right concentration.
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Yeah.. trying to see if anyone knows any reddish or clear alternatives.. i usually order my coolant, but was so excited about my new gear i forgot
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