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Hello everyone

I'm after a white radiator (360 or 480) and has to be white (if can't find then maybe paint?)

If i have to paint i will go for another rad, liked the Xchanger just for the white finish really, but the problem is that is out of production, so have to buy whats left at retailers...

If you have any experience with Xchanger 360, i was thinking use some ~1700 rpm, i think should be fine.
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Hard ask, I don't think I've seen a white rad.

If you're going to be painting the fins be careful however, you will essentially be insulating them with a layer of pain, so you want it to be as thin as possible.

You might want to only paint the outside and leave the fins.

Otherwise you could try something like an aluminium oxide coating.
    
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Hard ask, I don't think I've seen a white rad.

If you're going to be painting the fins be careful however, you will essentially be insulating them with a layer of pain, so you want it to be as thin as possible.

You might want to only paint the outside and leave the fins.

Otherwise you could try something like an aluminium oxide coating.
Hello and thanks for the reply.
I'm not sure about painting the rad myself, don't know how that will end up . I'm just afraid about the result, will it last for "long"?

What i'm sure about is that won't touch the fins, just leave them how they are

Maybe should go for the Xchanger while I can find some i guess... other than that might get Swiftech (MCR320) or EK and paint it (not feeling good painting 100€ + rad )
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I don't recall seeing a manufactured white rad for sale before. On how long the paint will last depends on your ability to paint. I've seen plenty of painted rads in case logs such as http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l#post11871745
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Depends on how well you paint it, assuming you masking take over all the fins and fittings, sand it down, clean it, prime it and then put a few coats of white on followed by a lacquer, it should look great and be quite hard wearing.

As mentioned, there are some painting guides in the case mod sections.
    
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I don't recall seeing a manufactured white rad for sale before. On how long the paint will last depends on your ability to paint. I've seen plenty of painted rads in case logs such as http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l#post11871745
Thanks for the link, wasn's sure about sand a rad but as i can see is the way to go. REP!

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Depends on how well you paint it, assuming you masking take over all the fins and fittings, sand it down, clean it, prime it and then put a few coats of white on followed by a lacquer, it should look great and be quite hard wearing.

As mentioned, there are some painting guides in the case mod sections.
Will have a look at those guides. Time ago I saw on somebody signature his custom painting guide but missed the link (I think it was his job so guide was very good!)
REP for you aswell

I'm waiting for some importat confirmation before i can actually choose between painting my own rad or try get some factory white
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