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LegacyDan 12-19-2012 04:54 PM

powdercoating or similar fmic pipes
 
So I'm not liking the stock aluminum finish on my newly fitted turboxs fmic, also while the KSTech brushed finish is nicer I'll probably change that too. So there are only two options I know of locally to get the pipework painted. First is powder coating. Second is just some vht wrinkle paint. Is there any downsides to coating the pipes? VHT paint I can do myself. Powder coating would involve me dropping them off to the powder coating shop. Will either have a negative affect on the cooling ability of the pipework? Oh and color will most likely be black!

06specb366 12-19-2012 04:59 PM

got mine in black! looks great.:cool:

06specb366 12-19-2012 05:00 PM

btw... i take it u made out ok?

LegacyDan 12-19-2012 05:04 PM

Show me pics! Got it all together and leak free. Just need a tune and some other bits for the engine bay

SubyDude555 12-19-2012 05:38 PM

In for pics, mine are getting powder coated right now should be done in a few days.

06specb366 12-19-2012 05:49 PM

dont have any right now, i'll take some tomorrow and post them here.:rolleyes:

Max Capacity 12-19-2012 06:44 PM

IMO, the winkle paint will hold dirt.

Could you ceramic coat them to keep out heat on the intake side.

Nrw 12-19-2012 07:36 PM

I had mine powder coated matte black. The core is also matte black but is coated in some thermal dispersant stuff.

LosAngelesLGT 12-19-2012 07:44 PM

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PCoat all the way.

TheMahFromTheU 12-20-2012 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by LosAngelesLGT (Post 4212544)
PCoat all the way.

That's PIMP right there!

LegacyDan 12-20-2012 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LosAngelesLGT (Post 4212544)
PCoat all the way.

Holy candy red batman!

Where's you coolant overflow bottle mounted. i need to get a better location/bracket for mine!

06specb366 12-20-2012 10:35 AM

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heres mine, sorry, little dirty

LosAngelesLGT 12-20-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LegacyDan (Post 4213291)
Holy candy red batman!
Where's you coolant overflow bottle mounted. i need to get a better location/bracket for mine!

Overflow routed UNDER the radiator to the bottom left.
http://legacygt.com/forums/attachmen...0&d=1339887135

I was not really trying to threadjack but I guess I am the resident king of powdercoating here. Its one of the things that makes my car different than most.

http://legacygt.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1339887135

http://legacygt.com/forums/attachmen...2&d=1339887166

There is a lot more in the thread

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...152682p10.html

Pcoating is VERY resilient to anything but a very sharp and hard edge

06specb366 12-20-2012 12:08 PM

WOW! mines reeeeeeeeeeeallly boring!lol

Nrw 12-20-2012 12:30 PM

FWIW here's my racer-x.

Excuse the HDR, I was bored when I took that pic.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8...94c17504_c.jpg


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