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Can i do it? I got major scratches on it in my first install and im wondering about putting it outside of the case. Carbon is cheaper than repainting it, trust me.
Would it hurt temps? I believe not since the fins are uncovered duh
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I'd like to know where you get your carbon from considering a can of automotive black glossy spray paint is only $10, I want to get some carbon at that price, and I see no problem with wrapping the RAD with carbon. I've never worked with the stuff myself, but I can't see the temps from the RAD making the carbon peel.
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3m-di-noc would work although put some masking over the fins and hit it with some flat or semi-gloss black. A can of spray paint and a roll painters tape would be cheaper than the carbon vinyl.
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Why not just spray paint it flat black? That's what I plan on doing with my one radiator that has some chips.
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Because its just a temporary solotion until it scratches again. Painting demands also a primer. And a carbon wrap is around 15USD. And wont scratch
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Why not just spray paint it flat black? That's what I plan on doing with my one radiator that has some chips.

Same here, I have 3 RAD's I'v just received from different OCN members, all different shades of black with minor chips, I might do mine up RED though.

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Because its just a temporary solotion until it scratches again. Painting demands also a primer. And a carbon wrap is around 15USD. And wont scratch

Where are you getting the carbon wrap from?

And you don't need primer, just a good sanding on the base metal, and some good metal paint (automotive) and sand the first couple coats when they dry.
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32601

Here i just bought it for 15usd, for a bigger size that would cover the entire rad
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Same here, I have 3 RAD's I'v just received from different OCN members, all different shades of black with minor chips, I might do mine up RED though.
Where are you getting the carbon wrap from?
And you don't need primer, just a good sanding on the base metal, and some good metal paint (automotive) and sand the first couple coats when they dry.

I might do something with the XSPC engraving. Probably paint it a grey or white while redoing everything else flat black.
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Sweet jesus i already spent 300USD over i was planning on this WC build. I think i need to block my CC
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You talking about those cf wrap things?I would just some paint, but either one will work...
I too have scratches on my rads I light repaint them when I build my pedestal.
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