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So im doing a PETG tube water cooling build.

 

I have some soft-tube that i was gonna hook up the the radiators to flush some water mixed with vinegar to clean the crap out.

 

I have some nickel EKWB GPU blocks, im wondering should i also hook up those blocks and my koolance 380i block into the vinegar loop? or will this damage it?

 

 

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Vinegar strips the everloving s*** out of nickel plating, especially plugs and fittings.  

 

Just give the blocks a water flush

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1. Flush with the tap. Get a bit of water pressure in there if you can.

2. Then partially fill with distilled water, shake, and drain. Repeat once or twice.

 

 

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52 minutes ago, uwotm869 said:

So im doing a PETG tube water cooling build.

 

I have some soft-tube that i was gonna hook up the the radiators to flush some water mixed with vinegar to clean the crap out.

 

I have some nickel EKWB GPU blocks, im wondering should i also hook up those blocks and my koolance 380i block into the vinegar loop? or will this damage it?

 

 

If the blocks are new then there is no need to flush them as they will be super clean, only the radiators would need flushing but i recommend something like primochill's sysprep for about two days and the radiator will be clean, if you can't/don't want to buy the sysprep then warm, not hot, distilled and vinegar would be fine but will need more than one flush.

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If I have new stuff I run the system prep and heat the system and run it for already a regular day for me. If they are used or lower quality rads I'd flush with hot water. The most I ever do. 

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