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Cooling watercooling tubing that won't degrade under UV light???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MbayAQ, 25 Nov 2003.

  1. MbayAQ

    MbayAQ What's a Dremel?

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    What kind of tubing is impervious or nearly impervious to degrading from being exposed to lots of UV light?
     
  2. penski

    penski BodMod

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    *Shifts to Watercooling*

    *n
     
  3. ndtinker

    ndtinker Car Washoholic

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    I'm pretty sure Tygon is at least UV resistant because even with 2 UV cathodes next to it, my UV dye dosen't even glow.

    Take some of the water out and BOOM! Super glowage, so, yeah, Tygon's probably the stuff.
     
  4. 8-BALL

    8-BALL Theory would dictate.....

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    The fact that the UV isn't getting to the water implies that the tygon is absorbing the UV radiation. This is probably not a good thing since the UV must be absorbed for it to do any damage. In fact, it is often the action of causing dameage which "absorbs" the UV.

    Something which is "transparent" to UV is less likely to be damaged.

    All that said, I couldn't tell you for sure either way.

    8-ball
     
  5. ndtinker

    ndtinker Car Washoholic

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    That's a good point..hadn't thought of it that way.
     
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