painting an intercooler
knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 24 05:30:24 PDT 2008
Don't they have plastic endcaps?
Nick Lawrence <nick at beol.net> wrote: Where might one go to get something the size of an Audi intercooler anodized
and any guesses to the cost.
Nick central Ohio
----- Original Message -----
To: "Max Baker"
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: painting an intercooler
> thanks max! i think that's the route i'm going to go - just a flat black
> for the stealth look.
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Max Baker wrote:
>> I anno'd my FMIC black on my GTI. It's a VR6 Turbo and I didn't want to
>> be "that guy" with the way the CHP treats you for making modifications to
>> your car :)
>> I did not do a before and after dyno of the FMIC w/ and w/out anno, but I
>> have not had any negative effects by annodizing it. I too seriously
>> that annodizing will do anything noticable to the heat transfer. If you
>> were worried about it, then upsize the intercooler by 5% and that would
>> probably make things equal.
>> Before: http://warped.org/pix/displayimage.php?album=37&pos=29
>> Almost nobody notices it, it's very sleeper. Just get black couplers to
>> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 05:34:18PM -0700, thejimrose wrote:
>> > does anyone have any enlightening information about painting, coating
>> > anodizing a bar + plate intercooler? i've bought one to mount to the
>> > of my a4, and despite irrefutable performance advantages I just don't
>> > to be 'that guy' with the big IC up front. it will fit behind the stock
>> > bumper, and i'd like to black it out for stealth reasons.
>> > i've been told that anodizing won't help or hurt the heat transfer, but
>> is a
>> > nice durable finish. being a cheapskate i'd like to use the
>> > spec-radiator
>> > paint that eastwood sells - any btdt?
>> > thoughts? thanks!
>> > jim
> Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and
> is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast
> you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you.
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