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http://www.petrastechshop.com/peg11coadb4o.html

anybody know how this would work out?
You're skeptical about a kill coil so instead you want to add UV reactive coolant? That stuff is commonly known to cause lots of problems.
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...anybody know how [Pentosin G11 Coolant Additive] would work out?
I am curious myself .
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You're skeptical about a kill coil so instead you want to add UV reactive coolant? That stuff is commonly known to cause lots of problems.
I was assuming it did something but whatever.
 
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Nah, good question. We'll just wait for an answer (hopefully)...
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http://www.petrastechshop.com/peg11coadb4o.html

anybody know how this would work out?
I don't have any experience with it, but I have years worth of experience using Swiftech Hydrx. It doesn't stain or gunk. Perhaps the methods used in the link above were also used in Hydrx? If so, then it would be safe to use.
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post #26 of 28
If you can't get your hands on exactly what you want distilled water with a tiny bit of chlorine should work or car coolant, designed to prevent corrosion of metal parts and has good heat absorbing properties.
Edited by Ding Chavez - 1/16/11 at 4:49am
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post #27 of 28
If you want color get colored tubing. Any dye/uv dye will stain your blocks tubing and etc.
Just distilled water and pt nuke. No additives period.

You don't have to worry about corrosion unless you are mixing metal.
Like copper and aluminum.

copper,brass, stainless steel,silver, can be in the same loop.
Add aluminum to the mix and that is bad juju
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post #28 of 28
Some people add anti-freeze at about 10%-15% ratios for the distilled water to prevent growth of nasty stuff.
Others use pure silver / kill coil.
Others use PT-Nuke.

Just choose what you prefer.

That coolant you linked, is the same as using anti-freeze & distilled water (also says exactly that on the side), and adds some color to the water.

I personally against using UV dyes or special coolants, as they cost more, and over time the dye will start to attach itself to some parts of the system, and it is extremely hard to get it out. Especially from radiators.

I myself suggest either distilled water + silver, or get a cheap anti-freeze and mix a bit into the water at a 10% ratio if you have to.

Pure silver you can get from any jewelers shop, and a small piece usualy cost quite low, as long as its 0.999 purity.
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