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Old 04-30-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Painting a turbo ?

Is it possible or has any one tried it ?.
Seems like with some high temp aluminum colored paint you could paint the center section and exhaust side. Every turbo I have seen looks like a rusty hunk of crap after a while. Give me your ideas. Thanks.


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i don't see why that wouldn't work.. try it and see how it goes.. let us know..
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I'm thinking that should be ok as long as you don't get any paint in the turbo, like on the fans.
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If you just paint the "cool" side yeah it should be fine. Just cover all the openings very carefully as to not get any in the Turbo.
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Yeah KJ, I am going to get the highest temp paint and primer I can find. I have a new SPA 5250 , the cold side is aluminum and the center and hot side is iron. I dont know if a company like jet coat could do it. It would probably have to be disassembled.. IDK? But I am going to try it, it couldnt look any worse than the rust. We will see.
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yeah just take the 6 bolts off the cold side of the turbo and the housing should come off
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If you want to try this, the ceramic paint as used for doing calipers MIGHT work... (made for high temps - & ONLY works where high temps present...)
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Yeah , Sailor thats a good idea. You think its higher temp than header paint?
And Woo , Definitely gonna remove the cold side and tape every thing off real good. I will post some before and after pics when Im done. Gonna take it to work to night and use the paint booth. we`ll see. Thnx guy`s for the ideas.
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Use the DEI silicone coating for the heat wrap. Just out of curiousity i sprayed some on my turbo (exhaust side) and it hasnt burnt off yet. Im gonna do the same thing here soon. Im gonna do my manifold and down pipe also.
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What color do you want? I know there are spray paints made that work up to 1200*.
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