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    Ridiculous Film in Res...Won't come out

    When I set up my loop, I used straight distilled. Within a month, the tubes were coated with a white film making them nearly opaque. I ripped apart the loop and put in new tubing, but the res, well, what is this film and why won't it come off? The same thing happened to my old res, so I'm now testing out cleaning solutions on that in case they damage the plastic.

    So far I've tried and failed with:

    vinegar
    ammonia
    ajax
    baking soda


    What the hell is it and how do I get rid of it? It's SO...........ANNOYING The only metals in the loop are Silver and Copper, and they should not react.....
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    Did you clean out your radiator very well? You didn't mention that, so i thought i'd throw that out there. Many people forget to clean out their RAD, and it'll eventually stain your tubing and stuff.
    Last edited by Reinvented; 06-23-2006 at 12:55 PM.

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    Join the club! Mine looked like very thinly sliced wax things. I just bought a new rad, going to sell it and let them deal with it LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trice
    Join the club! Mine looked like very thinly sliced wax things. I just bought a new rad, going to sell it and let them deal with it LOL.
    Ethical, that
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    Quote Originally Posted by warriorpoet
    Ethical, that

    How isnt it? Who said I wasnt going to tell someone? If anything they will get a greater deal because of it. So before you jump to conclusions and get rolling eye smiley happy make sure you know whats going on before you post k? Thanks.

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    note: above post was a bit flamey for message-board banter, response following will not be

    For your benefit, I should put [sarcasm][/sarcasm]. I thought the would do the trick. Next time, rather than taking something so seriously so quickly, perhaps you should at least reference the avatar. Snarky is a gene I own.

    In other words, no offense meant.
    Last edited by warriorpoet; 06-23-2006 at 04:15 PM.
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    No prob, I just dont want that label as someone who is looking to scam. I was going to do a full disclosure, and since I got my new 120.2 I was planning on posting it in the classifieds here on XS these weekend.

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    wife's dog, I wanted a St. Bernard, although he is a member of the family for the next 18 years...
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    some pics would be nice.


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    Is your rad plastic, or acrylic? Depending on the material, your choices in solvents could be expanded. I know using alcohol in acrylic/certain plastic rads is bad news.

    As safan80 said though...pics please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reinvented
    Did you clean out your radiator very well? You didn't mention that, so i thought i'd throw that out there. Many people forget to clean out their RAD, and it'll eventually stain your tubing and stuff.
    How 'clean' does it have to be? I didnt exactly follow the guide on this forum.
    My method:
    Run some distilled through the rad
    Fill it half way with distilled. Shake the rad.
    Run some distilled through the rad
    Fill it half way with distilled. Shake the rad.
    Run some distilled through the rad
    Fill it half way with distilled. Shake the rad.
    Fill it half way with vinegar. Shake the rad.
    Fill it half way with vinegar. Shake the rad.
    Completly fill the rad with vinegar and let sit for 12-24hrs

    Repeat the bolded
    Run some distilled through the rad
    Fill it half way with distilled. Shake the rad.
    Run some distilled through the rad
    Fill it half way with distilled. Shake the rad.
    Run some distilled through the rad

    Empty the rad before proceeding to the next line.
    Last edited by BWR; 06-23-2006 at 05:15 PM.

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    scrubbing bubbles worked AMAZING

    Not only does my res look literally better than new, it cleaned out the tubing to be crystal clear. Just sprayed about .5in layer of it on the bottom of res, put a few ounces of water in, and shook the res for about a minute straight. It literally looks perfect now, even got rid of the waterline stain.

    Flushed the res with water and then distilled then re-installed in loop and it looks beautiful.

    Just to see how powerful it really is, I tried it on 3 year old tubing that had been stained when I was a noob and used an entire bottle of dye in the loop....made it look like brand new. This stuff is serious, doesn't harm plastic, and is great for places where you can't reach yourself because of the "scrubbing action" of it.

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    You should take a pic of how much you applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by computerpro3
    scrubbing bubbles worked AMAZING

    Not only does my res look literally better than new, it cleaned out the tubing to be crystal clear. Just sprayed about .5in layer of it on the bottom of res, put a few ounces of water in, and shook the res for about a minute straight. It literally looks perfect now, even got rid of the waterline stain.

    Flushed the res with water and then distilled then re-installed in loop and it looks beautiful.

    Just to see how powerful it really is, I tried it on 3 year old tubing that had been stained when I was a noob and used an entire bottle of dye in the loop....made it look like brand new. This stuff is serious, doesn't harm plastic, and is great for places where you can't reach yourself because of the "scrubbing action" of it.

    http://www.cleansweepsupply.com/pict...d/bdra3451.jpg

    my god thank you for telling me that, i have to rip down my loop today to do the same thing and was wondering what i was gonna use
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    Scrubbing bubbles are great stuff. They lift just about ANYTHING.
    Hell...we use them in the lab when radioactive stuff spills to lift it out of the counter surface. A few scrubbings with that, and the tabletop is cleaner than ever, with no radioactivity to boot!

    To whoever suggested that, thanks...I wasn't sure if the stuff was W/C loop safe. I've found my poison of choice for cleaning now...

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    I had the white film as well......after refilling the loop and changing all my tubing 6 months later the film never came back

    which supports it being crap form the rad (that I never cleaned out)
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