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Any paint with a decent primer will be ok,you dont need expensive paints.

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They sell plasti-dip in spray cans in home improvement stores like Home Depot and Ace Hardware. I don't think you need a $200 kit.
From what I understand, the cans give a really bumpy/grainy finish. The included paint gun with this makes it look like powdercoat.
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Any paint with a decent primer will be ok,you dont need expensive paints.

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Yeah, I have some really nice paint (MTN colors) as well as some pretty outstanding primer that I use on a variety of things. This is more of attempting to get both a consistent finish and a certain texture that I think will add to the aesthetic.
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Textured is more the word I'd use but yeah. But like B said, I don't think it's worth it on just the tubing. If you've got some massive project then maybe...
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Well, it's more that I would have it for future projects. Another tool is always welcome.

I'm thinking that I would actually do both my AX rad shrouds as well as the pipes.
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Tnx guys for answer. So it's better to add few more bucks and buy these ?
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Does metal pipe vs conventional tubing require less maintenance once up and running? Like in regards to gunk etc... Also, is it a hassle to perform maintenance on? Draining the loop with metal piping seems like a huge hassle.

*forgot to include, regardless of the hassle... it looks so sick. thumb.gif
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Sounds awesome! I can't recall seeing a brand or anything when you were talking about it initially (and I don't feel like digging rolleyes.gif)
Do you have a name or brand or maybe also a price for that stuff?

Ok so for those interested in the Epoxy paint I used here are the results.... it looks powder coated biggrin.gif The last two are the paint I used with part #


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Does metal pipe vs conventional tubing require less maintenance once up and running? Like in regards to gunk etc... Also, is it a hassle to perform maintenance on? Draining the loop with metal piping seems like a huge hassle.

*forgot to include, regardless of the hassle... it looks so sick. thumb.gif

Like any loop you want to do a flush to get rid of any debris and oil/gunk.... after that you don't have to worry about plasticizer leaching or tube discoloration like you do with regular tubing biggrin.gifthumb.gif As for draining, just plumb in a drain line at the lowest point of your loop with a T-fitting (i always use the Kooance T's) with a screw off cap or something thumb.gif
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Does metal pipe vs conventional tubing require less maintenance once up and running? Like in regards to gunk etc... Also, is it a hassle to perform maintenance on? Draining the loop with metal piping seems like a huge hassle.

*forgot to include, regardless of the hassle... it looks so sick. thumb.gif

There is no maintenance,it wont need any changing except for fluid
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I decided to ditch the chrome pipe and go with copper. Think I'm just going to polish it up with Brasso first and see how it looks. Right now I have a mix of copper and chrome until I get time to bend some more tubing. Since I already have copper cpu/gpu blocks I figure what the heck....I used some 2000 grit paper to get a smooth finish & take out any discolorations. Hopefully I can find some Brasso.
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