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Old 03-13-2010, 08:03 AM   #11
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I use a high temp galvanizing chrome paint
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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i really like the chrome paint the only problem i have with it is it gets smudgy to the touch we have this powder coat at my job and its called near chrome its the same way unless you clear it but then it takes the shine out thats alway the big downfall with silver):
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This stuff aint to bad, just keep the gas off it.
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If you are going to paint, I would say go for this:
https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...hlight=wrinkle

Apparently this member put some time into making sure that was a good way to go!
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thats a idea there with the anodizing
Its a layer of oxidation that is formed on the aluminum and then a color is impregnated in the oxide layer, its a really hard but thin layer that look good and prevents any more oxidation from forming, and since its all aluminum there isnt any heat trapping issues.
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Painting any engine part should be a matter of reaching a desired look or for dressing up the engine bay - not for any perceived benefit of increased performance through heat dissipation.

To date, I have not seen conclusive evidence with facts or data that remotely suggest that the best way to control engine heat is through painting. The subject is controversial and has been raised here several times before and I am of the mind set that the 'facts and data' will set you free, but none have been presented other than conjecture and subjective interpretation (this one is hotter to the touch than the other).

If you are looking for increasing performance through controlling the heat in the air charge on NA or SC engines, then you are looking at keeping the heat away from those components as best as possible through shields, ceramic coatings, lower engine cooling temperatures and splash shields or baffles in the engine valley.
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Although that looks like great information, keep in mind, paint is for looks only. It will not dissapate heat any faster. Just look at the pros, no paint, just chrome.
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Apparently this member put some time into making sure that was a good way to go!
Apparently this member spends to much time in his kitchen using appliances and utensils as "Lab Equipment" and taking 3 hours to word a thread in a way that makes him sound like Mr. Science.

Given that the heat given off by an engine is constant and controlled by water temp. The whole paint dissipative crap is just that,..... HORSECRAP!

Paint it, anodize it, chrome it. Whatever makes you happy style wise. It isn't going to bring your engine or parts temp down.

And BTW, if you are going to use coatings that uncured cause cancer, mental, and respiratory problems (Especially in children) Do not bring them indoors to dry. And certainly do not bake them in a household oven.............like the poster of that thread.
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thanks for the feedback guys, i'm gonna paint it up nice its time to clean up my engine bay.
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