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Old 02-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Painting the compressor. Bad idea?

Is it a bad idea to use VHK Wrinkle Paint on the compressor housing of my turbo? I can't really see any reason it would be bad, but I also can't recall hearing of many people painting their compressors.
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My compressor is awfully close to the manifold. I would bet that the paint would eventually peel off.
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I am probably going to powder coat mine just because I can get it done super cheap. (cost of materials basically)
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powder would look good.

Get an epoxy powder coat, silicone based or something higher temp. Urethane or polyesters would not be as good.
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I ended up going with 500 degree engine enamel because as somebody mentioned, it sits pretty close to the manifold. We'll see how it holds up.
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I ended up going with 500 degree engine enamel because as somebody mentioned, it sits pretty close to the manifold. We'll see how it holds up.
I painted the inlet flange on my compressor housing with 1200deg high temp paint and its held up fine, except where the rubber on the filter touches. For awhile it would heat up and smoke. Seems ok now though.
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That VHT wrinkle stuff sticks pretty well. I'd do it.
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I painted mine with VHT 1200* paint a year ago. Holds up fine.
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Just do it! It's great! so trendy! <3

Anyways, snarky aside,

pics?
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #10
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I'm headed to Utah for a week, so I won't be making any progress for a while, but once I get the oil pan back from the welder I'll be able to put the engine back together I think.
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I painted mine with VHT 1200* paint a year ago. Holds up fine.
I did as well. Hot metal gets HOT, and several months later, no problems.
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I painted mine with paint from those guys....

supasikultrahawtwinnangbbqheadermaniturbinespraypa int1200degreewinning.com

It works so good it even cools my compressor bellow atmo temp.
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I can't pick a color.
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Paint it this color, Hustler. It will match your manly attitude. The pepsi zero is important too to maintain your girlish figure (and keep track weight down).
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paging faeflora
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Well if faeflora starts doing ---- to his turbo too it would look like this...

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Those cuts are far too straight and even for Faeflora.
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Well yeah and i'm sure there would be some vanes missing.
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paint? pshew, anodizing is where it is really at...


even do the wheel
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Gotta show that bitch my clear hose.. bitches love clear hoses.

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