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Old 03-12-2010, 04:44 AM   #1
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Cool to paint or not to pain the sc housing

hey guys im almost finished with the porting on my gen 3 sc and i would like to paint it but not sure if i should i wanted to paint it black but will that be a heat sink will it absorb more heat verses dissipate it your guys feedback would greatly be appreciated .
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I painted my */C black and haven't noticed any difference in performance associated with locked in heat. I haven't felt it after running it to temp either. With it being painted your going have some heat locked in, if you put even a light jacket on your going to warmer than if you have just a shirt on
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I think it'* been talked about before, or I saw it somewhere else and basically it'* such a thin layer that it won't really effect anything. The SC is gonna get hot and there isn't enough airflow under the hood to cool it down so a little paint isn't going to effect it
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Really not going to effect it any. Make sure you choose a good paint, heat will be a factor as well as gas and oil. I've seen some with chipped paint and that looks like crud
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i was prolly going to use caliper paint that stuff is really durable and has a nice shine
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The only thing that seems to matter is surface prep. I used Krylon Wrinkle Paint. It hides all the chargers imperfections etc. it'* not rated for heat or anything else and I've thrown it all at this puppy.

Prepped with a good brake cleaner.
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Boosty has a sweet SC, I'd like to clean mine up and hit it with some of that wrinkle paint as well.
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I used an air grinder and a wire wheel after a good dose of brake cleaner to prep. And then painted with a high temp Duplicolor paint
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Boosty has a sweet SC, I'd like to clean mine up and hit it with some of that wrinkle paint as well.
I think a good anodized black would be nice, all the cool of paint without any of the negatives of heat lock.
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thats a idea there with the anodizing
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