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Old 05-13-2016, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default Intercooler coatings?

I just stumbled upon this...


Coating the intercooler with a special thermal dispersant paint, not just regular black paint, seems like it would help heat soak at the drag strip, and while moving.

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Seems like you could repeat this test easily yourself to see how your "thermal dispersant paint" works. What kind of paint did you have in mind?
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yeah...no
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Y8s did some math a good number of years ago about painting intercoolers. It came out to being it does not ******* matter in any way shape or form. Paint it if you want it painted, leave it shiny if you want to show off.
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Exactly. What you really need to focus on is the shortest intercooler pipes possible to eliminate all lag.
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Get it anodized to have the smallest layer on the metal.
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rule #1) there is nothing new under the sun
rule #2) even most "new" products most likely have already been discussed (pro-tip: this is a repost. thread on this here already)
rule #3) watching mightymods youtube channel for anything but entertainment value is dumb
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Get it anodized to have the smallest layer on the metal.
oh yeah, going from .00000000000000000000000000000001 to .000000000000000000000000000000001 is going to actually matter.

you will make .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000001 more hp
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oh yeah, going from .00000000000000000000000000000001 to .000000000000000000000000000000001 is going to actually matter.

you will make .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000001 more hp


Basically.

But I'd choose anodized vs paint



Layer that sits on top or the latter which is infused into the surface?

The color doesn't matter for hp lmao, but raw alumn oxidation vs a anodized coat.... the anodized coating will last a helluva lot longer



But as for the metal itself, polished alumn may be better for emissivity reflection. Or black with it's epic cool down properties.

Ya know... for that extra .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000001 HP
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everyone knows that the fastest color is purple

scientifically proven fact. just ask FaeFae
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You definitely don't want it polished. You want heat to be free to leave. Not that radiation is a primary mode of heat transit for a convection device...

My calcs basically suggested that a thin layer of whatever coating is trivial compared to the aluminum thickness itself. Unless you're talking some crazy thermal insulating stuff like aerogel or nanotubes but honestly, we turbocharge miatas, not space shuttles.

I painted mine black, trying to avoid getting paint on the interior fins since they're pretty thin. I used flat black.

If you can coat it with something that prevents ALO2 forming on the surface and, instead, provides a better thermal conductivity, ... sure you'd get some cooling improvements BUT it also accepts heat from the engine.
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I was going to coat my IC in this:

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that should increase efficiency by 400%

So basically equivalent to e-cool
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yeah im hoping it fills all the holes in the core. How can an IC work if it's full of holes?!
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yes, get all your holes filled like last night
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I thought the most important part was to make sure bugs clean off easily. That rubber stuff should do it!
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