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Painted Radiator Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 3ps14, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    3ps14

    3ps14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently painted my radiator because I installed Satoshi grille, I don't know if it's directly associated with it but I noticed my ultra gauge is reading the temp 5 degrees hotter. Also i have hellas mounted behind the grille. Any insight? Should I be worried in the long run?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 AKA ::1

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    yeah you should be worried, could seriously overheat stuck in traffic and kill the truck
    if that paint is not specifically formulated for duty as a heat exchanger paint

    some paints can grab and hold onto dust and dirt, and in a windstorm/dust event, maybe only one trip,
    and suddenly you have no cooling

    keep an eye on the ultra gauge temp...all the time
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    newertoy

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    Yes--do not paint.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    evanmb31

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    Satoshi'd grill. blacked out badges. aftermarket sound system. De-chromed and color matched. OME 885s + Dakars with 3rd leaf removed. LR UCAs. Scs stealth 6 with 285 duratracs. BAMF sliders
    Your truck is going to blow up...

    Just kidding, i dunno about everyone else but i am pretty sure my radiator is behind the AC condenser, so blacking out behind the grill shouldn't affect the radiator. Correct me if i am wrong
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    evanmb31

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    If it makes you feel any better i painted behind my grill and haven't had any issues. The hellas probably wont have any effect on airflow because you already increased the airflow with the satoshi mod
     
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