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Old 08-01-2004, 05:59 AM   #1
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Default High Temp Paint?

I was wondering if that high temperature paint autozone sells for engines and stuff would help reduce the heat on my CAI pipe, im going to build a box for it sometime next week and i want someway to insulate my pipe as well, is there anything else i can do to help the heat dissapate on the piping? Also does anyone know the part number or where i can buy a 9" K&N filter?
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The filter I bought yesterday is a k&n RX-4750 (oval), this is the same one as willwren and allmachtige use. I saw Bills and is easy to adapt to most situations.
The paint is called VHT and does have some heat disapation qualities to it, more maximum heat insulation you will need a wrap whick doesnt look as good but keeps the heat out.
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Pdad nailed it. Some parts you want to hold the heat in, others you want to prevent it from getting in.

The intake pipe is something you want to keep from being heat by other sources. You need to figure out if it'* getting most of it'* heat from the TB or the crossover pipe. If it' the TB, you want to use a heat transfer paint on the intake pipe. If it'* the crossover pipe, you want to use a heat-insulative paint or wrap/insulation.

Make sense?

Most high temp paints will only prevent erosion/peeling at high temps. They have no insulative or heat transfer properties.

I use a ceramic heat transfer paint under my hood (in the sig pic it'* the STB, intake pipe, and mesh in the SC cover).

The ultimate solution for an intake is to make sure there'* no physical metal/metal contact from your intake pipe to your TB, then use an insulative Reducer to hold them together (silicone or something similar.....anything for a turbo application will hold up to the heat, but will it prevent heat transfer to a contact surface?), then insulate the pipe.
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