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Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
Dye horror stories are common here and on other boards. Really this is just my personal opinion but I think that people who have dye issues either don't clean their system enough to prevent the separation from water and dye or use cheap dye. I have heard nothing but good things from the fesser one cooling liquids I doth know if I would go with a distilled and additive dye due to improper mixing or gunk issues but al long as you clean your loop frequently maybe once every quarter minimum 2 times a year you should be ok with a high quality dye.
Some users have reported "gunking" in as little as 1 month. It is not user error, just the nature of a solution. Add heat + movement, not to mention little space, to a solution and it's bound to separate. In chemistry, you say the solid is precipitating out.
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Dye horror stories are common here and on other boards. Really this is just my personal opinion but I think that people who have dye issues either don't clean their system enough to prevent the separation from water and dye or use cheap dye. I have heard nothing but good things from the fesser one cooling liquids I doth know if I would go with a distilled and additive dye due to improper mixing or gunk issues but al long as you clean your loop frequently maybe once every quarter minimum 2 times a year you should be ok with a high quality dye.
Kinda hard for it to be user error when people have bought the premade stuff and it gunks up their loop. To op your best bet probly some uv tubing and put in some uv lights i have primochill white and you cant see thru it at all you could get your self a flow meter and put in middle of your loop to see if its running good.
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dying you loop is a bad idea and I am sure it has all been said before me. if you want color get colored tubing. Pt nuke or silver coil is all you need. I have a video on youtube. did not post it here cause i cursed. Dont use Feser One is the name of the video.
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Some users have reported "gunking" in as little as 1 month.

When I used marker dye (on my very few setup) it took two days. It took two years for the radiator to finally come clean.



@juggalo:
I'm a contradictory man... I've experienced horror stories myself with dyed coolant... And yet I still want to try it


Anyways, thanks everyone, I'm not gonna attempt that
   
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post #25 of 33
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When I used marker dye (on my very few setup) it took two days. It took two years for the radiator to finally come clean.



@juggalo:
I'm a contradictory man... I've experienced horror stories myself with dyed coolant... And yet I still want to try it


Anyways, thanks everyone, I'm not gonna attempt that
Good luck with it. Let us know how it works out.
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post #26 of 33
Use anti-freeze. Lots of colors, also a biocide, help prevents corrosion and is fairly cheap.
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Some users have reported "gunking" in as little as 1 month. It is not user error, just the nature of a solution. Add heat + movement, not to mention little space, to a solution and it's bound to separate. In chemistry, you say the solid is precipitating out.
Heat and turbulence both aid dissolution, An increase in temperature increases the saturation point in particular. The issue is that the dyes are not in solution, or else they wouldn't seperate like that.
    
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post #28 of 33
best option is colored tubing instead of dye. Dye will gunk up your hardware over time.

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Btw, how can you tell if there's little bubbles flowing thru tubes in colored tubing?
Even if you use black neoprene tubing, you can still look at your res for bubbles flowing-
Edited by bob808 - 2/27/11 at 4:41pm
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Use anti-freeze. Lots of colors, also a biocide, help prevents corrosion and is fairly cheap.
Is there blue anti freeze?
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Is there blue anti freeze?
yes there is. My dad has blue antifreeze in his blue bike

P.S. There is even pink antifreeze
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