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Old 04-05-2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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A couple questions:
Is there any paint I can buy from Canadian Tire to paint my supercharger?
And if so, what different kinds are there, what'* the best one to go with, most stylish?
Thanks for replies, any links would be sweet .
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Best idea would be to do the crinkle finish that willwren came up with. Looks cool and helps get rid of heat.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=90826
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Alright thanks!
Is there anything else that can give it sort of a brushed metal finish?
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You may want to check out VHT coatings. They make a crinkle coat as well, but comes in several colors. They MAY have crinkle aluminum, but if you want that brushed look...the only way to get that is to have the case professionally stripped, polished, and then sanded in one direction...not only an expensive undertaking, but negates any heat dissipation.

EDIT - Oh, you have an M90. So you have no heat coating in the first place. My bad.
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You may want to check out VHT coatings. They make a crinkle coat as well, but comes in several colors. They MAY have crinkle aluminum, but if you want that brushed look...the only way to get that is to have the case professionally stripped, polished, and then sanded in one direction...not only an expensive undertaking, but negates any heat dissipation.

EDIT - Oh, you have an M90. So you have no heat coating in the first place. My bad.
Alright I'll check out the VHT.
How do you apply them?

And where can I buy it aside from the internet?
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Not unless you brush the metal underneath first.

The question you have to ask yourself is whether or not you're willing to give up performance for looks. From your other topic, you're not. Neither was I, which is why I pursued that angle.

In addition to the post above, read this:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=74148 It should be noted that was a year ago, and I hadn't tested it with AIRFLOW. That was just static cooling.

Results have been much better installed on the car with the fans running or forward motion.

At WCBF last year, SSEiMatt93 and I compared 'cooldown'* between runs. My M62 should have been worse due to the lesser surface area and higher operating temps due to the much smaller pulley. But mine cooled off SIGNIFICANTLY faster than his.
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Not unless you brush the metal underneath first.

The question you have to ask yourself is whether or not you're willing to give up performance for looks. From your other topic, you're not. Neither was I, which is why I pursued that angle.

In addition to the post above, read this:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=74148 It should be noted that was a year ago, and I hadn't tested it with AIRFLOW. That was just static cooling.

Results have been much better installed on the car with the fans running or forward motion.

At WCBF last year, SSEiMatt93 and I compared 'cooldown'* between runs. My M62 should have been worse due to the lesser surface area and higher operating temps due to the much smaller pulley. But mine cooled off SIGNIFICANTLY faster than his.
Yeah I was looking at a couple of your topics from when you applied it. So you just used the Krylon Wrinkle Finish?
And as for the performance:looks ratio, that Krylon looks pretty damn nice
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I'll warn you that you have to remove and strip the SC to do it, and it'* VERY difficult for some people to get the proper finish. There have been a couple 'unhappy' attempts.

This is what you're after.......

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If you follow my recipe METICULOUSLY and have GOOD painting skills, you'll get the desired finish. Uniformity of application is alot more critical than even I suspected.

I suggest STRONGLY that you practice with scrap parts to the letter (based the links above).
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Oh yeah that'* definitely the look I want. I don't think I'll do the valve covers though, just the SC.
Do you have a walkthrough with how to remove the sc and what to mask off and stuff?
I can't find anything in the search for that
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If you don't know how to remove and strip your SC, you'll be wanting help. Plan on not driving the car for at least the weekend. Over a week is typical for prep work, masking, painting, and rebuilding, then reinstalling.

Or start with a spare SC like I do.

Masking is shown here:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=92663

Your Gen3 will be similar in process and masking to the Gen3 M62 and GenV M90 shown there.

Again, if you don't have VERY good skills with rattle cans, and I mean VERY VERY good, get some scrap aluminum parts and PRACTICE. Follow my 'recipe' and work on it unti you have the application technique down.
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