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Old July 30, 2014, 05:45 AM
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Default Tube Clouding/Fading - How to prevent?

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, 07:03 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, 07:32 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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Old July 31, 2014, 05:54 AM
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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, 07:50 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, 08:42 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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