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So after having my new Bitspower fittings (45s and 90 rotaries, comp fittings, plugs and a few barbs), I noticed something while changing the o-rings to their UV blue o-rings.

On the green o-rings when taking them off there were a bunch of black particles on them, guessing from manufacturing and the coating. Then after taking the o-rings off, i just tapped a fitting on my desk (had a shop towel under) and black fittings were left on the towel.

So i decided to take a soft toothbrush and warm water and clean them- brushing the threads while running warm water. I dried them and put the new o-rings on.

Just a heads up to you all, not even sure if this is a big deal

Heres a picture of it on the o-rings.
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Interesting. I had been concerned that the finish could come off and get in the loop, though it's still seeming very unlikely, especially where it was all on those O-rings.
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Interesting. I had been concerned that the finish could come off and get in the loop, though it's still seeming very unlikely, especially where it was all on those O-rings.
Im assuming theyre on the threads and o-rings. The particles could have been picked up by the o-ring when taking them off from around the threads. But who knows. Unfortunately my fittings have been sitting where im working on my custom build and have been threaded to blocks. I didnt take pictures when I first tapped the fittings which left the most particles.

I just opened a Snake fitting from BP and the o-ring has the particles too. did the tap and some came out but not as much as the others I had
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