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What is the best red dye that you recommend

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Yes I know bad bad, I will change it every 2-3 months anyway. But I want a dye that has a nice solid red color to it, not pink, blood red is fine. But I heard the premochill red dye's come out a peachy or pinkish color so I don't know if I should try that. Are there any others you recommend. I have red tubing now and it just isn't... idk I love the way dye looks.
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The feser red looks like my avatar. I drained it for distilled + coil though.
Edited by Espair - 3/27/11 at 1:33pm
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I have wondered about the dye stuff as well. I know it can gunk up the blocks etc. but what happens to make it do so? I was also wondering if say red food coloring would have the same problem. I would just like some info on it.
Edited by DarkHollow - 3/27/11 at 1:50pm
    
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food coloring.
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post #5 of 18
Anything that's in your loop has a chance to settle out or otherwise end up gunking up your blocks and rad. Considered plain red tubing instead?
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I have wondered about the dye stuff as well. I know it can gunk up the blocks etc. but what happens to make it do so? I was also wondering if say red food coloring would have the same problem. I would just like some info on it.
I think the heat and change in temp from going from "cold start" to warm cycles the stuff to make it degrade to the point where it just doesnt mix well with the water. then it just bullds up at choke points in your rad or block.
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post #7 of 18
Heat and movement will cause the dye to separate from its liquid carrier over time...it'll gunk up in your blocks as well as stain everything. Red tubing is your best bet...or clear while using red led's/cathodes.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
food coloring.
Won't that seperate from the water and stain the blocks?
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Won't that seperate from the water and stain the blocks?
Just about any and every dye/specialty coolant will. I think there was as intended joke, that needed a smiley in that post.
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post #10 of 18
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Just about any and every dye/specialty coolant will. I think there was as intended joke, that needed a smiley in that post.
That's kind of what I figured. PT Nuke + Colored tubing is OP's best bet.
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