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Hmm, this thread has me interested.

Anyone had any experience with any flux in the RX480? Would a few rinses with distilled water and some white vinegar do?
yep ..i love RX series rad's
    
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But wouldn't white vinegar, even at lower concentrations, react with the copper in the radiator?
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But wouldn't white vinegar, even at lower concentrations, react with the copper in the radiator?
not if you premix it and multiple flush with hot water
    
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Just got finished redoing the entire loop. The top rad with outlets facng down was basically clean. I assume it got washed through the loop. The bottom rad facing up had a good deal of flux in it. Got it as clean as possible. To the guy with the 480 i recommend washing it out.

Thanks for the quick replies everyone. Another benefit of redoing the loop i somehow cut 8-12" of length off.

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I wasked out my XSPC RX360 and RX120 with water/vinegar mix.
Both had nothing at all come out. Perhaps this is a fluke.
    
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I always flush a new rad, even if you can't see the contaminants, it doesn't mean they aren't there.

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Just got finished redoing the entire loop. The top rad with outlets facng down was basically clean. I assume it got washed through the loop. The bottom rad facing up had a good deal of flux in it. Got it as clean as possible. To the guy with the 480 i recommend washing it out.

Thanks for the quick replies everyone. Another benefit of redoing the loop i somehow cut 8-12" of length off.

Pics coming soon for the 0 ppl that care. Lol
When you get pics ready, be sure to post them here : http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...e-gallery.html

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post #17 of 18
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But wouldn't white vinegar, even at lower concentrations, react with the copper in the radiator?
Pretty sure that the coolant never actually comes into contact with the copper. From Thermochill's sight:

Construction: Brass Tanks & Tubes, Copper Fins

Kinda surprised me when I found out about it, but I guess copper is just way too soft to form into thin tubes like that.
    
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TC rad's are a bit different...you have to fill up your rad with premixed water/vinegar(50/50 or more) overnight and repeat with hot flashing
91% alcohol works better.
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