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Old 12-31-2012, 02:01 AM   #21
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I bet he rotates em. but meh, what do I care LOL
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #22
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Paint intercooler black for stealth turbo, then car just looks like plastic-covered ricer car that can't back up its looks. Leave intercooler visible and it looks like owner is more than just a poseur and car might actually have some substance. But I'm a function over form guy.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #23
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Biggest problem I have with black paint on an fmic is that over time it chips and looks like doo doo. Gotta respray it every so often which is a pita for lazy people
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Too many coats of paint will create a thermal barrier which will not allow the intercooler to work properly anyways
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black anodized intercoolers are cheap on ebay
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Too many coats of paint will create a thermal barrier which will not allow the intercooler to work properly anyways
One primer, one coat. One coat of black primer is easiest.

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black anodized intercoolers are cheap on ebay
$67 shipped is tough to beat. For that price it can be considered a wear item and a radiator defense mechanism.
Edit: this was the solution I used.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #27
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Too many coats of paint will create a thermal barrier which will not allow the intercooler to work properly anyways
don't be a moron. This is probably the dumbest thing I've read today and I've had to read over some pretty retarded jibberish already.
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I saw that post last night and thought to myself "Better check back in the morning for the Brain pwnage"
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I mean it's almost too stupid to comment on. But I do need to point out the retardation of it.
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Duh, you just use meth injection with your painted intercooler to make up for the paint and get those cool intake temps.
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I dont own a jacket, just spray paint.
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Biggest problem I have with black paint on an fmic is that over time it chips and looks like doo doo. Gotta respray it every so often which is a pita for lazy people
Was referring to respraying the inter cooler over and over and over again. Granted any oil film on the inside of the inter cooler would have a worse effect then tons of spray paint. Just hinting if you spray it spray it good so it sticks scuff it up first with brillo pad.
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i'm trying to figure out how covering .0001% of the turbolators with paint could possible effect efficiency.

oh wait, it cant.
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Stealth intercooler good! Next.
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I bought a precision knock-off from my friend. I paid 40 dollars for it and just flipped it to the clean side.

This doesn't have anything to do with this thread, but I feel like sharing.
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Gosh, you guys didn't know that all heat transfer occurs on the leading edge and not across the fins?
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Fail. Listen not to this one, padawan. Always good, intercooler is.
Good sure. Necessary with H20/meth? Hardly.
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