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what paint to use? or no paint?

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hi guys,

i'm currently considering putting some vram heatsinks on my asus 580 dc2 card. i haven't heard from anyone who has suffered vram problems with my card, but just looking at a naked vram somewhat worries me a little...

the story is i bought some aluminium vram heatsinks from arctic cooling, they're made of aluminium with no finishing paint.

now, my gpu pcb is black, so i kinda want to paint the heatsinks black as well, but i have no experience or knowledge in this whatsoever, so i would like to ask for your advice.

basically, what i want to know specifically is do i need some heat resistant paint or just normal paint will do? reason for asking is that i know the vram gets pretty toasty underload...

or, should i just leave the aluminium heatsinks as they are and forget about the colour?

thanks in advance!
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Personally I wouldn't but If I were to paint it I would use a High heat resistant spray paint so you can evenly coat it but remember when spray painting do passive sprays (Like how you Strafe when gaming) and don't spray too much in one area even with small objects like a heatsink because if you do too much heat may get trapped in that area, effectively reducing your heatsinks capabilities.
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Good luck with your project.
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And like rheicel said "One coat should do just fine"
 
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