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An earlier post from Mayhem:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1262592/mayhems-pastel-white-and-red-dye#post_17346413

Thats what I was thinking, clearflex that is
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post #22442 of 107789
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Originally Posted by zander89 View Post

plasticiser very rarely clogs up a loop. Its rare for it to get to that point/actually come off the inside of the pipes. The more additives you add to the water the larger the chance of build up / clogging, dye is not good for your loop fullstop. No1 is questioning it looks bad ass but to be honest they should be avoided unless you want to clean out your loop every 1-2 months

Then why did you post this?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1199158/plasticizer-problems-discussion-gallery/720#post_17435321

I would say plasticiser is to blame for more clogged loops than anything else, older variants of dyes did cause problems, mayhem has said this himself, but the newer products have supposedly eliminated it.
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post #22443 of 107789
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Then why did you post this?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1199158/plasticizer-problems-discussion-gallery/720#post_17435321
I would say plasticiser is to blame for more clogged loops than anything else, older variants of dyes did cause problems, mayhem has said this himself, but the newer products have supposedly eliminated it.

not once did i mention about plasticiser blocking loops in that thread. If you actually read what i had been posting you would know the problem that i am preferring to is that fact that it clouds the pipes. Its very rare that is actually lifts off the pipes and clogs the loop.

Read up more about it and there are very few cases of plasticiser clogging loops. On the other hand its well known that alot of dyes eventually seperate from the water causing build up and deposits of gunk around your loop when you run it for sustained periods or time.

Premade coolants are the worst by far. You will have alot less trouble with using a dye yourself and moderating the amount/ whats put in the water, but in the end it still isnt ideal. Ultimately the less you put in the less problems you will have, doing it yourself and maintaining your loop regularly will avoid/moderate the majority of the issues but you still have to be careful

And yes it is better than it used to be but the problems still remain
Edited by zander89 - 6/8/12 at 5:50am
post #22444 of 107789
My mistake, I will be pulling my loop fully apart in a few weeks, has had mayhems deep blue in it for around 3 months before being drained and replaced with distilled, will post what I find when I pull the blocks apart and will disect the tubing and give it a good once over.
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Well, clear is definitely not an option for me. I'm going for full aesthetics so I simply have to use a red dye in my loop (especially with all acrylic blocks). I've got a great spot in the loop for my Koolance quick-disconnects so flushing every few months or so shouldn't pose a big hassle...
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Well, clear is definitely not an option for me. I'm going for full aesthetics so I simply have to use a red dye in my loop (especially with all acrylic blocks). I've got a great spot in the loop for my Koolance quick-disconnects so flushing every few months or so shouldn't pose a big hassle...

Why not just use UV tubing?
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post #22447 of 107789
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My mistake, I will be pulling my loop fully apart in a few weeks, has had mayhems deep blue in it for around 3 months before being drained and replaced with distilled, will post what I find when I pull the blocks apart and will disect the tubing and give it a good once over.

I doubt you will see much of a build up, it will most likely just be stained. As i stated a few times before mayhems are decent and are better than most. Its the pastel/premade coolants which ive seen cause the most issues in terms of gunk building up ( primochill dyes are terrible for staining/ buildup ) . With some of the thinner dyes you might just get away with some light staining on your parts ( i have some mayhem clear UV blue stuff sitting at home). Breaking down your loop every few months is what is recommended to avoid any substantial staining/ build up. You wont see much negative effects after 3 months. But it order to stop it from staining in the long term i would say cleaning every 2-3 months in a minimum preferabbly every month or two to be safe. From what ive seen in a lot of threads and the horror stories of equipment being trashed as a result of dye has been enough to make me never buy premade stuff, and to only use mayhems if i ever did do it.
post #22448 of 107789
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Why not just use UV tubing?

Im guessing he wants UV coolant running through his acrylic blocks? Am i right? Dont get me wrong as long as you use a decent dye and regularly maintain it you will be fine. Just dont get sucked into the marketing trash that a lot of companies throw at you. Mayhems is the only company that is honest about the effects of dyes. Just try not to use pastel/ very very bright dyes. You could always hook up small red leds to you blocks to give clear water a similar effect and just use red uv tubing. Wouldn't be exactly the same but might help. Also almost every clear tubing is suffering from clouding these days. So going with clear tubing and dye will mean it wont stay looking nice for long. You will have to break it down and clean off the plasticiser pretty quickly.
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