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Old 12-15-2007, 05:00 AM   #11
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Thanks for the recipe!
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Do you think there could be an application for the L36?

x2 it would be ok for the lower but im not sur about the upper maybe pell off from the plastic


and thank you for the tip
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Keep in mind I ETCHED the SC coating (OEM) with Castrol SuperClean and rinsed well, then doused with Acetone before painting it last march. That gave a good surface to bind to.

I would imagine scuffing up the UIM with some 120 grit or so, maybe even as fine as 220 would give a good surface for the stuff to stick to.

I have a spare UIM here. Want me to try it? Keep in mind, doing this on OEM valve covers won't accomplish much. The OEM valve covers are too much of an insulator to begin with. Cooling off that outer surface won't help a bit.
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I have a spare UIM here. Want me to try it?


If it ends up sticking, I'll run out and get some the next day. Would you expect the coating to keep the intake cool enough to change the air temperature?
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Sure, it'll change (only if you keep the engine cover off) but by how much? It COULD hurt you in the summer when the engine bay temps are higher. You'll get a reverse effect since the incoming air from the filter (outside) is actually cooler than the engine bay air.

You'll have all those little ridges absorbing engine bay heat and transferring it to the UIM and the air in the plenum. Not alot, but it will.

This is totally different than an L67. The Supercharger actually creates heat. The L36 UIM does not.

Doing this on a LIM would be pointless. There'* not enough airflow around it to do any good on the exposed areas.
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I'm under the impression that you'd get similar results if it were applied to an M90...
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I will be doing this to a GenV M90 shortly.
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The first picture with the Wrinkle Finish supercharger really looks nice.

Now I wonder how much the Wrinkle Finish will help the hot GM alternators.
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Is the wrinkle finish paint available in different colors? Is it true that black dissipates heat the best?
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The black body theory holds water. A black car will get hot quicker than a white car.

Put them in the garage, and the black car will also cool down quicker.

The color matters. Black absorbs all kinds of radiation, including heat. Notice the stealth aircraft in the US military are black? They absorb radiation. Radar. Every little bit helps.

Go read the topic linked in my first post here.
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