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Cooling Probably a stupid question: food colouring

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AlexB, 31 Jan 2008.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    I'm using de-ionised water in my loop - can I add food colouring, or will it eat away at my pump/seals/tubing etc?

    I would buy some proper fluid for it, but the last stuff I bought ate through my rubber seals in about 2 months, and leaked everywhere.
     
  2. LVMike

    LVMike New Member

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    on one hand I don't think you should use food coloring, many have coal tar as a main ingredient and it could eat away at some rubber types, are they the kind found in a loop? I dont know but im not sure i want to test it out in my loop. Also it would make your deionized water more conductive.

    Deep down i don't feel like any real harm will come of it. BUT I would advise using colored antifreeze, or colored hoses, or find a commercial made product like these... http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c...tives-Non_Conductive-Page1.html?o=rating_desc

    or

    http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30...oling-Coolant_Additives-Fluid_Dyes-Page1.html
     
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  3. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Food coloring will come out of solution and sludge up stuff. Use a dye made for WC and use only the amount listed.

    Pentosin (propylene glycol) comes in multiple colors and is perfectly safe for loops.
     
  4. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    ta lads :)
     
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    I'd go with KayinBlack on that one :thumb:
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    But not perfectly safe for colouring food!
     
  7. LVMike

    LVMike New Member

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    but it tastes so sweeet :D
     
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