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Old 09-05-2006, 05:29 PM   #1
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What do you think about this idea, My friend did his turbo with some 1100 degree thermal spray paint and it looks nice, I was thinking a nice black to go along with the car, I think he did about 3 coats
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it was probably vht fireproof paint. You spray it on and bake it in the oven to cure it.
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What do you think about this idea, My friend did his turbo with some 1100 degree thermal spray paint and it looks nice, I was thinking a nice black to go along with the car, I think he did about 3 coats
Paint on a turbo?

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Kidding there, maybe try this one?



The high-temp paint has to be cured at increasingly high temps. That said, I just can't see it lasting. It's just too hot. How long has your friends been painted?
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
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About 3 days ...Its the compressor housing that was painted, I don't see why it would since the temp resistance is 1100 degrees faranhiet
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Yeah, the can does say that..

Dupli-Color makes a 1600*F paint. People also use "BBQ grill paint" whatever that means.
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the compressor housing should be fine, but the exhaust housing can reach temps approaching 2000 deg.
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the exhaust housing of course will eat up that paint like nones business...thats the main creating source of heat...
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Here's my friends sr Turbo, I want to do mine the same way...It will look sweet in the engine bay, I would like also to get my valve cover done the same color, What do you need when doing your valve cover
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I coated my log manifold in the VHT Fireproof and it has been just fine for the last year or so.
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where can you vht fireproof paint...Im curious
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autozone has it.
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I coated my log manifold in the VHT Fireproof and it has been just fine for the last year or so.
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Sounds like a winner
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I want to do my compressor housing the same color as my valve cover
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Don't waste your time with 1600 degree paint. This stuff flaked off within 5 minutes of running my engine.
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The VHT flameproof works. It claims up to 2000 degrees and I believe it. I painted my turbo manifold with it and did the proper curing/baking process.
While tuning I've seen my egt go where no egt gauge should go and the manifold still looks good. Proper surface prep and curing, that'll do it.
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Make sure you clean the **** out of the surface or it will flake at any degree.
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flaked paint adds to the whole DIY experience and appeal.
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agreed. flaking paint will give you mucho street cred. :-)

"yo, watch out for that dude with the paint flaking off his turbo. that's HARDCORE"
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I can ceramic coat your exhaust housings... Blue, Black, Cast Gray...
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