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Can you paint Your radiator?

post #1 of 14
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I'm doing a new build and I would like to know if I can paint my radiator and if doing so will affect its performance any?
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post #2 of 14
As long as you don't clog the fins up you should see minimal performance drop.

Spray them don't brush them wink.gif
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thanks mate ;P
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I agree with what "YerMother" (his username) said but If it was my own radiator i would only paint the edges of it and not the fins in the middle
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post #5 of 14
Not the fins. Paint the outside as much as you want
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Originally Posted by smorg;13618077 
I agree with what "YerMother" (his username) said but If it was my own radiator i would only paint the edges of it and not the fins in the middle

agree, just paint the edges.
    
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post #7 of 14
Or have them powder coated
post #8 of 14
I agree with the rest - I'd paint the body not the fins. The fins will likely be covered by fans or case anyway depending on orientation. If you really want to do the fins, do a couple super light coats, but dont try for a full cover.
post #9 of 14
Paint/powdercoat on the fins will certainly affect the performance of the radiator; the factory colors the fins by anodization, which does not effect heat transfer. That said, you can paint/powdercoat the body of the radiator to your heart's content.
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post #10 of 14
FTW PC, you guys need to have a color anodization service! tongue.gif
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