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Old 12-13-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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intercooler paint

can you paint an intercooler without reprocussions?


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i heard you can if you spray a light coat on.

personally i wouldnt tho. paint chips and looks crappy with time.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:21 AM   #3
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I wouldn't it might act as an insulator or affect the efficiency of the heat transfer.
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I'd be worried about it insulating the heat. And it would be a huge PITA to get the paint on there evenly, and to get it to adhere properly.
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why would you want to paint an intercooler? the look bada$$ they way they are, hanging in front of your car letting everyone know who the boss is.
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What paint is on the Roush intercooler then? you can paint it just make sure you use the right paint
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:56 AM   #7
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i want to hide it so they dont see it that is why i want it painted i dont want any body to know im turboed until its too late.
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Most of the STI intercoolers I have seen, the paint starts to chip/flake pretty quickly. If you want to hide it, you could put some kind of screen in front of it to act as camo.
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If your wanting to hide it, i have seen some ppl paint the mesh, that is bolted to the body, black and you really cant see the intercooler that well.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:30 AM   #10
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hmm ideas are good i saw one guy with a black intercooler and it looked sweet i couldnt talk to him tho he was just driving down the street. and my car is done kinda dark is grey with black rims, smoked lights and really dark tint so kind want to keep it that way.
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