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Can one go and paint the Heat Pipes on A gpu because the copper isn't cutting it

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Can one go and paint the Heat Pipes on A gpu because the copper isn't cutting it

What paint is best if yes
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you would have to hit it with zinc to prep the surface then hit it with something like this:

http://www.rustoleum.com/en/product-catalog/consumer-brands/auto/specialty-paints/high-heat

but this is going to mean the air will no longer pass through the painted parts to cool them, so you wouldn't want to paint anything that the fans are cooling. So really Its not recommended but you could atleast paint the pipes sticking out im sure it wouldn't effect much
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I purchased 2 Sapphire hd 7870's and they have copper heat pipes i only wanted to cover it with a white or a blue paint
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOJer80pHc0
as the video shows the heat pipes at the top,
the pipes should carry heat even if they are painted right?
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im not painting the heat sinks!
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they will carry the heat regardless, you will have a very minor loss in cooling you probably wont even notice unless you had a side panel fan blowing air directly on the heat pipes (like i do) then you probably wont notice the difference.
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