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Translucent White Coolant?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just out of interest, I was looking at some beautiful builds with white coolant, but I was just wondering wether it would be possible to create a coolant that was somewhere between pastel white and clear?

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I'm not a cooling expert at all, but wouldn't that be very simple to do? I'd assume it's just water with a few drops of white paint.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I guess so, but all the white concentrates I can find also have chemical inhibitors, so I was just thinking wether I can add less concentrate and still prevent biochemical growth, or in simpler words, can I add less inhibitors than usual into distilled water and still achieve the same effect

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paint? PAINT? i mean ok if you don't love your components i guess


there is a pearlescent additive that would have this effect afaik, but, i strongly advise against using coolant with suspended particles because it WILL gunk your blocks up and settle out, no two ways about it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I guess it would be possible to use a clear premix and a small amount of dye (not paint), but it may affect the effectiveness of the coolant

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, yaboistar said:

paint? PAINT? i mean ok if you don't love your components i guess

I think he meant dye

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Just now, DieHardPC said:

I think he meant dye

he better lmao

 

a small amount of white dye would make it cloudy-clear but should not affect the coolant unduly, not in the way a pearlescent would


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, yaboistar said:

a small amount of white dye would make it cloudy-clear but should not affect the coolant unduly, not in the way a pearlescent would

Ok, well thanks, another shower thought solved :D

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15 minutes ago, DieHardPC said:

Ok, well thanks, another shower thought solved :D

i also reccomend shower-beer. if you're under legal drinking age, it's going to have to be shower shandy i'm afraid.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, yaboistar said:

i also reccomend shower-beer. if you're under legal drinking age, it's going to have to be shower shandy i'm afraid.

Am confused, I have some questions

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Just now, DieHardPC said:

Am confused, I have some questions

shower-beer™️ - the perfect accompaniment to shower thoughts


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10 hours ago, DieHardPC said:

Just out of interest, I was looking at some beautiful builds with white coolant, but I was just wondering wether it would be possible to create a coolant that was somewhere between pastel white and clear?

There isn't really a translucent white coolant but if you want something different there are pearlescent coolants like Primochill Vue which has reflective particles. Just be warned however even in best scenario Vue and other similar particle coolants tend to be very different to maintain and keep long term compared to pastel or transparent fluids. 

 

https://www.primochill.com/products/primochill-vue-pre-mix-32oz-sky-white-sx

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22 hours ago, DieHardPC said:

Just out of interest, I was looking at some beautiful builds with white coolant, but I was just wondering wether it would be possible to create a coolant that was somewhere between pastel white and clear?

der8auer used diluted EKWB CryoFuel Solid in his latest build, you can see it pretty well in this video


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Just mix ek cryo fluid (or equivalent) with distilled water. You don't actually need inhibitors so don't worry about diluting them out of the solution. If you are still slightly paranoid, you can always drop in a silver kill coil.

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