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post #11 of 16
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I rinsed it with...tap water is this ok?

I also used a canned air duster to blow the remaining liquid out of crevices
 
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Psh, I wish we'd get some second opinions in here. OCN is sleepy.

I'd say so. I'm a spacecraft engineer by trade, so giving advice on materials is sort of like doing brain surgery for me. So many things can go wrong. Makes me nervous

But a machine is a machine. I say just keep an eye on any complex system. Open her up every six months (or more regularly) to make sure all the parts are working as they should. I can't tell you how many cars I've rebuilt that would have been just dandy had the owner made it a point to do regular maintenance.

When the rubber meets the road: it's just a piece of metal with hot water going through it!
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post #13 of 16
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hah yeah Im surprized that you're the only one who replied...

anywho the vinegar is working nicely on cleaning but Im noticing that it significantly dulled the acrylic... it doesnt have the superb lust anymore... I do have acrylic polish to fix that though
 
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post #14 of 16
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Soooo after some cleaning and polish, and lots of rubbing with microfiber cloth.....








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I don't understand the voodoo logic in the OC WC forum... vinegar is fine. No, it will not hurt acrylic. Nickel can react with acetate, but not readily, it is fine for a table vinegar wash.

You can buy DI (or distilled, same difference) water at the grocery store. In hard water areas, people use it for things like ironing clothes. It is cheap and easy to buy in North America and in Europe. I get 4L at my corner store for 1 Euro, in the States it is like 99 cents per gallon at Wal-Mart.

Yes, by all means rinse with tap water. Final rinse with DI water. Your coolant will not remain non-conductive for long, but we are trying to minimize the mineral content. Don't fret conductivity, it is unavoidable- but do try to keep things clean.

Glad you got your problem sorted. No more dye next time.
     
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post #16 of 16
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yeah, I'm not using anymore Dye ever again.. straight distilled next time around, with a dab of biocide and a silver coil

Perhaps UV tubing instead
 
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