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highligher as UV dye..

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Korndog

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i saw my cousin drawing stuff in his case (he's a 14 year old idiot btw) with a high lighter. this was after i told him that i got him a UV light and UV sensitive stuff for christmas. So i asked him why he was doing that, and he said it glows under uv, which it did in fact.. it gave me an idea, and you know as the saying goes, monkey see, monkey do, after all we are related :). so i pop opened my tline, cracked up the high lighter, and squeezed out a bunch of ink into my coolant... then BAM!! even with only my little UV fan, it became insanely bright, like neon greenyellow. I know you guys must have figured that out already, but i'm not sure whether it's health for my WC system or not.. i haven't noticed any temp changed, and wouldn't expect any.. I don't really mind if it stains anything though, i just don't want it to react with the corrosion inhibiters or something..
or am i just over reacting??
 

Soja

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Nope, a lot of people do this including me. Let your t-line suck that ink stink dry :p
 
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Korndog

Korndog

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pack of 8 markers, 3.99 @ costco
only need to use one (which i had been using all semester)
50cents vs 9.99?
best cheap watercooling addition in my life, even better then my 65cent elbows!
 

CrashOveride

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Korndog said:
i saw my cousin drawing stuff in his case (he's a 14 year old idiot btw) with a high lighter. this was after i told him that i got him a UV light and UV sensitive stuff for christmas. So i asked him why he was doing that, and he said it glows under uv, which it did in fact.. it gave me an idea, and you know as the saying goes, monkey see, monkey do, after all we are related :). so i pop opened my tline, cracked up the high lighter, and squeezed out a bunch of ink into my coolant... then BAM!! even with only my little UV fan, it became insanely bright, like neon greenyellow. I know you guys must have figured that out already, but i'm not sure whether it's health for my WC system or not.. i haven't noticed any temp changed, and wouldn't expect any.. I don't really mind if it stains anything though, i just don't want it to react with the corrosion inhibiters or something..
or am i just over reacting??

Some idiot! :p Figureing that out :p lol

I hope it doesn't cause any bad side effects, I bet it does stain your tubes after a while though... Oh well, let us know.
 

Kbird

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Apr 27, 2002
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Blue, yellow, and pink look cool under the light so I cut off the end of the yellow marker and I held a piece of the marker's end in my reservior for a few minutes with a pair of needle nose pliers and WoW my tubes are super bright, and if it stains the tubing oh well its worth it. Just don't let go that little piece it would surely do some damage to your pump.
 

brucoman

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Jun 5, 2003
so you don't find out the hard way.... DO NOT leave highlighter core in your system trying to get all the dye you can...after a couple days the fibers start to seperate and flow through your system....

I (ahem) now have a filter to catch the crap & I flushed it out 5 months ago (gotta realise I have 50' copper, 18' tygon, 9' titanium & 3' stainless tubing). It stuck to every surface to landed on it seems....
 

Deathmasher

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why not take the core out and disolve it in distilled water for a couple days. Then use that water like you would normal UV dye. Has anyone tried the blue?
 

CrashOveride

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Deathmasher said:
why not take the core out and disolve it in distilled water for a couple days. Then use that water like you would normal UV dye. Has anyone tried the blue?

Better yet why not just put it in somthing with very small holes and leave it in there for some time, that should keep the fiber out of the main system:D
 

sandman001

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I'd just hold it in the system for a minute, and the pull it out......seems 99% of it will be out by then anyway.