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can I use PRINTER INK for Coloring Water Loop?

1 minute ago, PUTAPEKE said:

Exactly.

thats what happens in all AIO I think, maybe.

that happens even in a Original water of the AIO.
experienced in Corsair AIO 120L (forgot the Fullname), and ID Cooling Frostflow 240L.

if it will happen again, maybe not bad, since that is how it designed to be.

no that's not how they are designed to be. reguar CLC's don't use glycol based coolants. glycol will speed up the process a lot.

why would you want to use car coolant anyway? it is a lot more expensive than regular old demiwater. while demiwater doesn't have all these additives that might harm the loop's integrity.

 

also, back on the topic of printer ink:

i donlt think the ink will mix with the fluid, and when you turn off the PC it might settle in the components. then when you turn the PC on again, there's a layer of ink over everything, which deminishes cooling performance.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

can I use printer ink for coloring water loop?

wonder if it will change the color of glass tubings and clear hoses and also maybe the insides of Block, Pump, Reservoir, and Radiator.

And if does color the insides, it will be OK or more like no problem at all ?

(besides of, that will be ur permanent color)

I am using only AIO Liquid Cooler w/ a clear hoses and an automotive coolant.
thats why I can't choose properly a color for my cooler.

While in Printer Inks, u can choose wide colors by using only Printer Inks

I am in a Tight Budget, so I can't afford to experiment much.

so does anyone tried it ?

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i wouldn't count on it being a good idea. it could start some kind of reaction with your coolent.

speaking of coolant, glycol based coolants are not recommended for watercooling.

trying to cheap out on this stuff is gonna be more expensive in the long run when you need to buy new cooling hardware.


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I wouldn't open an aio anyhow (can you even do that?)

 

It doesn't seem like a good idea, and it definitely won't float nicely like the optimized stuff will.


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@RollinLower 

16 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

speaking of coolant, glycol based coolants are not recommended for watercooling.

I already experimented that one.

I used the car coolant w/ no distilled water mix put in a cup, and I soak a part of my tubing in it.

maybe a 2 week from now, and that tube dont have any kind of chemical reaction ATM.

Guess what, I used leveling Hose.

so maybe, it will be better than plain Distilled

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@RollinLower 

I already experimented that one.

I used the car coolant w/ no distilled water mix put in a cup, and I soak a part of my tubing in it.

maybe a 2 week from now, and that tube dont have any kind of chemical reaction ATM.

so maybe, it will be better than plain Distilled

it's not just about the tubing tho, the glycol will leave a sticky resideu on your hardware.

your loop will run fine at first, tough the residue might build up overtime. that's where the trouble starts, especially in waterblocks with microfins.


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@LukeLinusFanFic

8 minutes ago, LukeLinusFanFic said:

I wouldn't open an aio anyhow (can you even do that?)

well, if u replace old Tube or Cut off the part of the Original hose that is attached to terminals, and a bit cleaning

maybe u'll be fine.

saw many in Youtube

whats a phrase, reviving old computer, btw.

 

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2 minutes ago, PUTAPEKE said:

@LukeLinusFanFic

well, if u replace old Tube or Cut off the part of the Original hose that is attached to terminals, and a bit cleaning

maybe u'll be fine.

saw many in Youtube

whats a phrase, reviving old computer, btw.

 

Lots of the time, AIOs have different internal pressure inside. Opening it up could create problems. 

 

Just get a cool RGB strip. This is just not worth it imo


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

it's not just about the tubing tho, the glycol will leave a sticky resideu on your hardware.

your loop will run fine at first, tough the residue might build up overtime. that's where the trouble starts, especially in waterblocks with microfins.

Exactly.

thats what happens in all AIO I think, maybe.

that happens even in a Original water of the AIO.
experienced in Corsair AIO 120L (forgot the Fullname), and ID Cooling Frostflow 240L.

if it will happen again, maybe not bad, since that is how it designed to be.

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1 minute ago, PUTAPEKE said:

Exactly.

thats what happens in all AIO I think, maybe.

that happens even in a Original water of the AIO.
experienced in Corsair AIO 120L (forgot the Fullname), and ID Cooling Frostflow 240L.

if it will happen again, maybe not bad, since that is how it designed to be.

no that's not how they are designed to be. reguar CLC's don't use glycol based coolants. glycol will speed up the process a lot.

why would you want to use car coolant anyway? it is a lot more expensive than regular old demiwater. while demiwater doesn't have all these additives that might harm the loop's integrity.

 

also, back on the topic of printer ink:

i donlt think the ink will mix with the fluid, and when you turn off the PC it might settle in the components. then when you turn the PC on again, there's a layer of ink over everything, which deminishes cooling performance.


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@LukeLinusFanFic

3 minutes ago, LukeLinusFanFic said:

Lots of the time, AIOs have different internal pressure inside. Opening it up could create problems.

If that so, maybe connect a Reservoir will fix the Problem.
but damn, Reservoir is almost half the Price of the whole AIO already.

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