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painting radiator

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bluebeast, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    is it ok to paint aluminum radiator black. just finish my satoshi grille and just wanted to make sure that if painted black, will this affect the cooling system. any input or info will help. trying to hide all that aluminum. thanks
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    i Did Mine And It Fine 6 months later! It Does Not hurt It It Will Look Weird If You Dont paint it!
     
  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Y Not!
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    My thinking is that the radiator's purpose is to dissapate heat and that paint would basically be an insulator and hold in more heat.

    Total speculation on my part.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    I painted mine. Just be sure to use high temperature BBQ grille paint. 1-2 quick coats and you should be good. The paint says it will smoke the first time it gets hot and not to worry. I have yet to see mine smoke, so I don't know just how hot they mean when they say hot. But even on road trips in 80 degree weather I haven't seen it yet.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    i used rustoleum bbq paint. it worked like a charm and no probs so far
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    I did. Just use the high temp stuff and you should be ready to rock. Click my build in my sig if you wanna see how it looks. :cool:
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    I personally wouldn't, i have the innercooler up there and idk how that would work with everything cooling wise
     
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    na It Is On I Will Not Hurt It Bro I Promise!
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    Not tring to be mean but the rad does not need high temp paint it does not get hot brother its filled with coolant!:D
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    I Used 89 cent paint from wallmart guys rad does not get hot at the fin area!
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    ever try taking a radiator cap off after driving a few miles?
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    We Are Not Talking about the cap buddy the fin area does not get hot trust me next time you drive for awile run your hand on the fins and it will not be hot!:D
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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  16. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    HAHA I Dont Think We are talking About Painting The Cap Right But Did I Miss Somthing!:D
     
  17. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    you have me intrigued. tomorrow i shall shoot it with my super duper laser thermometer :cool:
     
  18. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Do It Pm Me With The Temp!:D
     
  19. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    duh, coolant get hots, runs thru radiator. it's an engine...yada yada
     
  20. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    I Know That But That Part Of The Rad Is Air Cooled And Does Not Get Hot Really Brother!
     
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