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Hai ther guys n'gals


I'm thiking about dying my loop, since I run lots of tubing and a clear GPU top (chose solid copper in CPU due to performance), and I'm tired about transparent water.

Won't get colored tubing because there's no way to see if it's drained or not and my circuit has got lots of crap attached, so I stick to clear one.

I can get alimentary dye, specialized dyes, flourescent marker dye, marker dye, well, almost any kind of dye.


So, reccomendations? If possible, I'd want a white/clear blue color



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The problem with dyes is that they will eventually separate from the water and completely gunk up your blocks.
    
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DONT
get some uv reactive tubing instead

it will at some point seperate in the water and it will gum up the pins/fins of your cpu block
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The problem with dyes is that they will eventually separate from the water and completely gunk up your blocks.
This and you can tell if your tubes have water in them, colored or not. The exception being extremely dark colors.
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Yeah, I've ran car coolant in a 15% earlier and it left a sort of mucosity from which my first radiator still hasn't recovered, I had to change the tubing twice.

But I was yet wondering if there is any safe way of dying water... Maybe they had came up with something


Thanks anyway


Btw, how can you tell if there's little bubbles flowing thru tubes in colored tubing?
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
Yeah, I've ran car coolant in a 15% earlier and it left a sort of mucosity from which my first radiator still hasn't recovered, I had to change the tubing twice.

But I was yet wondering if there is any safe way of dying water... Maybe they had came up with something


Thanks anyway


Btw, how can you tell if there's little bubbles flowing thru tubes in colored tubing?
Some of the colors are light enough to see the water. For instance, I run Primochill Red and I have no problem seeing bubbles and telling the difference if there is or isn't water.
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I run Primochill Red and I have no problem seeing bubbles and telling the difference if there is or isn't water.
Wow great!

Then I'll discard my thoughts 'bout dye, and order Primochill White as long as I order stuff again


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Wow great!

Then I'll discard my thoughts 'bout dye, and order Primochill White as long as I order stuff again


Thanks to everyone!
I am not sure on the white as I have never used it, from pictures it looks like it might not be transparent at all, ask someone who used it to be safe.
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I'll try to find out, I believe it might be transparent to some point, either I'll have a hard time telling if it's been completely drained O.O
   
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That's why I use feser one, it looks great ran it for 6 month and had very minimal gunk, I'm very pleased, and I do t use colored tubing because I'm paranoid and I need to see how my coolant flows
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