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What makes me me cringe is that you powdercoated those rads for nothing, as you'll cover them up with the cover.
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What makes me me cringe is that you powdercoated those rads for nothing, as you'll cover them up with the cover.
You'll still see them through the mesh, and plain black rads just wouldn't look as clean in this build.
post #703 of 3982
you should make a window for your rad cover
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you should make a window for your rad cover

Would need to be ventilated....but that is a cool idea.
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you should make a window for your rad cover

Would need to be ventilated....but that is a cool idea.
if the rad cover is mesh on top, and windows on the sides, no issues. or mesh on two sides, window on two sides. mesh on 4 sides, window on top. you pick
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What makes me me cringe is that you powdercoated those rads for nothing, as you'll cover them up with the cover.

Makes you cringe huh kookoo.gif
post #707 of 3982
Maybe a dumb question, but it looked like the fins were not masked off when you powder coated your radiators. Any concern that this affects heat transfer?
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if the rad cover is mesh on top, and windows on the sides, no issues. or mesh on two sides, window on two sides. mesh on 4 sides, window on top. you pick

Are you talking about the radiators on top? or in the pedestal? For the top section, the side panels wouldn't really be tall enough to have a window that showed much. But I kind of like the idea of replacing some of the vented metail top, with a vented window top. Hadn't really thought about the pedestal.

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Maybe a dumb question, but it looked like the fins were not masked off when you powder coated your radiators. Any concern that this affects heat transfer?

Probably impacts it some...but the fins were painted black by the manufacturer already when it arrived. All I did was strip that paint and powdercoat. I don't think it should impact heat dissipation significantly. Plus, they have a few 'brothers' that can help out if one of them doesn't work up to his full potential. smile.gif
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None of the brothers are too small either biggrin.gif
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Are you talking about the radiators on top? or in the pedestal? For the top section, the side panels wouldn't really be tall enough to have a window that showed much. But I kind of like the idea of replacing some of the vented metail top, with a vented window top. Hadn't really thought about the pedestal.

Probably impacts it some...but the fins were painted black by the manufacturer already when it arrived. All I did was strip that paint and powdercoat. I don't think it should impact heat dissipation significantly. Plus, they have a few 'brothers' that can help out if one of them doesn't work up to his full potential. smile.gif
i wouldnt have painted the fins, but as many rads as you have, it should do fine. and yeah you could do windows wherever they made sense
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