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Old 04-20-2003, 12:57 AM
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I have seen at couple of places where they paint thier turbo exhaust housings black. Does this help with heat displacement? Have others here painted and seen any difference? Does the color matter or can you use any thermal paint (i.e. Engine paint)?
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yeah... i learned that the hard way..... I was driving it around the block... and it started smoking..... very embarrassing
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:03 AM
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u can send it to that company.. ---- i forget what it is but they put that black heat paint on and itll never come off...
hrm who did that now.
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:25 AM
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they probably powder coat it?
sand blast it if you can... use header primer and then header paint that should keep it from warping and peeling off.
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:28 PM
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Even if I go to the trouble of getting it painted correctly, does it actually help?
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:34 PM
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in terms of heat discapation, no not at all. paint does nothing but look nice. and protect from rust. they do make a wrap for headers that protects other parts under your hood from absorbing heat. but i heard it destroys your header over time.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:04 PM
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Thanks. I was thinking that it either did not help at all. Have any good places for the header/downpipe heatshield wrap?
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:57 AM
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Jet-Hot will ceramic-coat it for you, that will NEVER burn off! Oh yeah- They claim that it does make a difference, at least with exhaust manifolds....
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