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post #11 of 67 (permalink) Old 04-22-2020, 05:30 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Astral85 View Post
I'm down in NZ and I can get some stuff from overseas and from Amazon. Shame to hear the Mayhems does the same thing. What causes the clouding in your experience?
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Basic heating up the fluid does it
If have a gun cleaner use the barrel stick and wet rag on the end and do a back and forth on the tubing
It's a film from the fluid it just sticks to the tubing.

Hopefully the pvc stuff won't do it as bad as other soft tubing seeing this pvc stuff is stiffer and harder to cut.
But like you pointed out it doesn't take long for it to cloud so another week is about all it will take

I've tried tygon tubing too clear stuff it's not clear to begin with it has a gold tint to it plus does cloud too and it also has product typing on it as well.
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That's interesting. What coolant are they using? Anything else similar to my setup? Yes I am actually looking at the Mayhems Ultra Clear tubing and they ship to my country. I should probably do that.
He's using EK clear concentrate.
But I'm never using that stuff again. I tried it once and it left a nasty film on all my components. I'm using Mayhems fluids now and they are top notch. I will never touch the EK coolants again.

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I have some theories, but nothing concrete. You can always try Mayhems or Tygon.

i'm curious if the Nuke is causing the premature shift. I never understood the purpose of using NUKE over standard X1. It's literally meant for cooling science equipment that gets stupidly hot, while dealing with sub zero temps @ the same time.

it's a matter of when, not if. it should take awhile before it happens though.

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I have some theories, but nothing concrete. You can always try Mayhems or Tygon.

i'm curious if the Nuke is causing the premature shift. I never understood the purpose of using NUKE over standard X1. It's literally meant for cooling science equipment that gets stupidly hot, while dealing with sub zero temps @ the same time.

it's a matter of when, not if. it should take awhile before it happens though.
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X1 clear does the same with mayhems clear tubing

Only mayhems product that doesn't cloud soft tubing is distilled water and mayhems inhibitor+ & biocide+
But there's a lot of evaporation.

There is also a heck of a markup on mayhems clear tubing compared to modmymods which when it was in stock was only 0.49 per foot about what it's worth no more.

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knew it had to do with X1, that was the only constant for Alex123 when he tested all the different clear tubing.

i'll stick to my LRT black/white.

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knew it had to do with X1, that was the only constant for Alex123 when he tested all the different clear tubing.

i'll stick to my LRT black/white.
Hi,
It's the chemicals in fluids that basically stain the tubing
Doesn't matter which one ek or mayhems both cloud or stain if using color fluids.

Inhibitor+ mixture is just Way less than premix/... uses. forget about biocide+ the first is the one with most of the protection.

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knew it had to do with X1, that was the only constant for Alex123 when he tested all the different clear tubing.

i'll stick to my LRT black/white.
I can say that X1 Clear has in no way discolored my Tygon A-60-G! Yeah, I tried clear tubing (Mayhems and XSPC), and both clouded almost immediately. Thankfully proper operation is far, far more important to me than bling, so I never need to go down that road again.

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Hi,
Does the same thing on water block plexi too.

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Hi,
Evaporation is bad usually you'd also have to use mayhems inhibitor+ & biocide+ too but yeah it works just a bit of a pain to keep topping off ever few weeks.

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