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Old July 30, 2014, 06:45 AM
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Hello everyone :)

haven't been around for a while. Recently I noticed my tubings were fading, the coolant itself looks normal when drained. My question is, is there any way to prevent tubing from fading or do I have to replace my tubing every now and then, perhaps go with a better brand?

This is what I'm using:
Mayhems Pre-Mix X1 UV Red
Masterkleer tubing PVC 19/13mm (1/2"ID) clear

Thanks in advance for your help! ^^

Edit: the tubing setup is more or less half a year old in case this info is needed
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Old July 30, 2014, 08:03 AM
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Try Primochill LRT Advanced. It is the best but it can still yellow/stain easily depending on the loop. IMHO the only way to truely not have this issue is by moving to acrylic.
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Old July 30, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Try Primochill LRT Advanced. It is the best but it can still yellow/stain easily depending on the loop. IMHO the only way to truely not have this issue is by moving to acrylic.
thanks lowfat i'll have a look at the primochill tubing! :)
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Meant to suggest Norprene.
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IMHO the only way to truly not have this issue is by moving to acrylic.
+1 This.
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Old July 31, 2014, 08:50 AM
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Or tygon...
Tygon R3603, B-44-4X, and B-44-3 all have clouded up on me.
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Old July 31, 2014, 09:42 AM
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I have absolutely no experience with acrylic tubing, and just thinking of taking apart that kind of loop .. ^^; I wouldn't even know where to begin.

I've looked up some reviews of the PrimoChill Advanced LRT, they seem very resilient to the heated water that seems to cause the fading/staining, so I will definitely get those for the next maintenance :) thanks for the recommendation!
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I second Primochill LRT. I've tried feser one and it turned cloudy within a month. This Primochill shows no sign of clouding after a month of use so far.
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I second Primochill LRT. I've tried feser one and it turned cloudy within a month. This Primochill shows no sign of clouding after a month of use so far.
Update after two months, Nevermind. Primochill advanced LRT clearly clouds as well. I've been using swiftech hydryx pm coolant with nothing else, and my new tubes have definitely clouded up.

Acrylic is the ONLY true way as of now to avoid plasticizer/clouding.
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Water or any other fluid has a (grit?) raiting, regardless of how smooth you think it is. Sooner or later it will score tubes, and cause them to cloud. You need something harder then water, as funky as that sounds, for the water to not 'damage' the tubes. This is why acrylic wont cloud with water.
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