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Old January 10, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Default Looking for "blood" red water cooling tubing.

So basically I'm looking for a "blood" red coloured tubing or at least a decently dark red. So far I all I've been seeing is very light red or orangy coloured tubing. Or does anyone have a solution for making tubing a darker red without degrading the quality of the tubing.

P.S. I plan on using 3/8" ID tubing if possible and I'm not going to be putting any type of dyes in my coolant.
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Old January 10, 2012, 10:51 PM
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You could try to use Rit to dye clear tubing red. I am not sure how it affects the tubing. I haven't tried it myself yet.
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Old January 10, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Well it does seem that I may only have the option to paint or dye tubing. Any tips for painting flexible PVC tubing? If I go the painting route I would like a metalic red which would be an automotive paint which I'm afraid would chip off when flexing the tubing. Maybe I'll experiment this weekend with some tubing I know I have but need to find. Still open to other solutions though.
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Old January 10, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Feser One UV Red inside clear tubing. I've run that for about 18 months on my X58 Classified build, and the red matches my board parts. Zero issues, and looks good. This picture is a little dark, but you get the idea.


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Old January 10, 2012, 11:54 PM
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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.


P.S. is that G.Skill ram hiding under there? the heat sinks look familiar.
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get clear tubing, boil water with some red food dye and boil your tubing in there until it turns red, and rinse it a few times with alcohol to get the residue off.
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Old January 11, 2012, 02:32 AM
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I'm guessing boiling water with a sufficient enough amount of dye to colour the tubing would ruin whatever pot I do it in. Guess I'd have to visit the dollar store if I try that route.
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I'm using Feser Tube UV Hose - RED from daz, i'm not using uv or anything but without a lot of lighting (eg. my bedroom lights on and what not) i like the dark red look.

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Old January 11, 2012, 04:46 AM
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I'm guessing boiling water with a sufficient enough amount of dye to colour the tubing would ruin whatever pot I do it in. Guess I'd have to visit the dollar store if I try that route.
forgot to mention that, yeah.
How to dye water cooling tubing *Experiment*IKIKUINTHENUTZ - Overclockers Forums
That's where i first saw that.
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:40 AM
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get clear tubing, boil water with some red food dye and boil your tubing in there until it turns red, and rinse it a few times with alcohol to get the residue off.
Food colouring will be able to dye the tubing?
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