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Old January 11, 2012, 09:45 AM
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There's no residue on your parts is there? That's the only thing I'm worried about with dyes in the coolant is having coloured residue stuck to everything. Otherwise it looks nice, do they sell the dye separately or premixed? If it comes separately I could probably just keep adding dye until I get the right colour I want.


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I use the premixed. I had a bad experience with a dye separating out one time, and won't go there again. I haven't had buildup on the blocks. It will stain the tubing. So far, I've been able to wipe the plexiglass res and block parts clean, but I won't guarantee that it won't stain them.

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Old January 11, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Dye shouldn't gunk up a loop. Unless it was something like Primochill dye, that stuff will break down. But otherwise you should be fine. The gunk most people see in the loops is more than likely from the fact that they are using Tygon or other crap tubing that has a lot of plasticizer in it. Stick w/ Primoflex LRT tubing and Mayhems for dye, and add a piece of silver to the loop. Do that and you should be golden.
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Old January 11, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Dye shouldn't gunk up a loop. Unless it was something like Primochill dye, that stuff will break down.
It was and it did. Thus my aversion to putting dyes in my $600 loop. I've also used Fluid XP Blood Red when NCIX used to stock it with good results.
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If you use enough of it, probably. If you have some around the house theres no harm in trying it if you dont mind destroying a pot.
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Old January 11, 2012, 06:02 PM
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If you use enough of it, probably. If you have some around the house theres no harm in trying it if you dont mind destroying a pot.
Tried food colouring this morning. It didn't work.
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Damn :( What would be a strong enough dye for that to work.
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Old January 11, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Damn :( What would be a strong enough dye for that to work.
Rit clothing dye. You can get black from well.ca or eBay for other colours if you can't buy it locally. I have some black coming to see if I can get a smoke colour to some tubing. I'll then be dying a keyboard as well.

I hope to buy some of the different blue/red liquids from eBay here shortly if the black turns out well. They are generally about $10/bottle shipped.
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Are you going to be dying the entire tube (inside and out) for a deeper color, or plug the tube and just dye the outside of it?
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do you use the liquid or powder RIT dye?
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I plan on just getting the outside coloured but it does seem that the easiest way would be to get the darkest red tubing I can find and use red dye in the coolant as well.
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