Intercooler 16 year service
Tue, 01 Jul 2003 21:21:05 -0400
> I thought Brett was correct in this. I have always been told that
> flat black objects radiate the most heat, which is why most
> freestanding fireplaces come in a flat black finish.
Brett is right, just not about the "blackbody" part, which is irrelevant
> Now whether the
> paint insulates more than it helps to radiate heat, I don't know.
You gotta use the right paint, one designed to insulate as little as
Just think about it, what do people do to reduce underhood temps in
extreme applications? Use a special paint on their exhaust parts.
I suspect the high temp "barbecue" black paint might be a good choice -
although that might just be made not to burn below 1000 F. Anyone
really *know* paints and can make a recommendation? What do radiator