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Stains on acrylic

Postby alejandro1254 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:25 pm

I buy my cylinder reservoir two years ago +/- and now this stains have appear, anyone know why and if there is a way to remove them?
I only use Koolance coolant.

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Re: Stains on acrylic

Postby Izerous » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:20 pm

Koolance coolant but what other items were in your loop? The tubing at your local hardware store isn't designed for computer use etc. Making a list of the items in your loop may help identify the cause. It almost looks like you tried to use an epoxy.silicone on something.
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Re: Stains on acrylic

Postby alejandro1254 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:21 am

Other things on loop are koolance blocks (cpu 380, gpu 220, 3x120 rad, pmp-400 pump) but I didn´t know that tubing from local hardware store could make this.... I have a second loop and used the same tubing and my TNK-501 it's ok.....

BTW, stains are on the outside of the acrilyc.

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Re: Stains on acrylic

Postby Izerous » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:06 pm

Not all tubing is equal some of it has plasticiers and other chemicals others do not and not all of them react properly with computer coolant or some of it doesn't react well with anything but non-pottable water. The only tubing issues I have had in 10 years (discoloration, staining etc) seemed to be from a roll of tubing I bought from a local oil field supply shop. The coolant over time damaged the tubing and in turn left residue inside the blocks.

The fact that your however seeing this on the outside makes it really odd because that typically means it isn't your loop but maybe something dripping on it. Or maybe the tank itself is leaking I'm not really sure at this point.
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Re: Stains on acrylic

Postby alejandro1254 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:47 pm

You´re right, the tubbing become cloudy very soon, and the acrilyc I just don´t know, but 1) I´m in Mexico, 2) I´m out of guarantee so maybe I´ll buy another one, they aren´t very expensive and that's the only thing I had problems with of all the products that I have buy from Koolance.
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