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quick question about the intercooler for you turbo guys..

is there anyway to paint it, or color it black/dark, so conceil it more? would that hurt performance in any way?
 

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Some radiators are painted. You'd have to be careful not to plug up any of the honecomb. Actually black would help it radiate heat and cool a little better than silver.
 

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well the only reason i want it, is because i want my car to be a sleeper... only way you're going to tell that something is done with my car is the exhaust, and the noise....

so i wanted to cover the FMIC as much as possible...
 

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If it's aluminum, can't you get it anodized? This method is used all the time in R/C engines to keep it cool and looking unique. Painting it would cause some slight heat dissipation I would think?
 

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toekneepark said:
quick question about the intercooler for you turbo guys..

is there anyway to paint it, or color it black/dark, so conceil it more? would that hurt performance in any way?
yes.
you can paint it or "chrome" it black - anodized metal black or whatever.
 
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