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sweeney23

s23 swe
can you paint them so a different colour if so what kinda paint would you use for want it to be black and what would you use to clean them before paintin
 

s3dave

TFSI Hybrid
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You can paint them but they will chip, and have gravel rash very quickly, just wash down with a solvent before painting, any paint will do, ive even lacquered one after painting before and it still chipped , i dont think paint likes aluminium
 

hades-

Well-Known Member
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last 1 i had painted i used hi temp
it got very few chips lasted well
 

sweeney23

s23 swe
will this affect the performance of the fmic in anyway when painted
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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I painted mine using a light coat of matt black Rustoleum Hard Hat top coat... I only sprayed the front face and the paint hasn't gone right in to the core...

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sweeney23

s23 swe
I painted mine using a light coat of matt black Rustoleum Hard Hat top coat... I only sprayed the front face and the paint hasn't gone right in to the core...

<tuffty/>
how did you do that dude if you dont mind me askin
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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how did you do that dude if you dont mind me askin

Wiped the FMIC over with brake cleaner to degrease then sprayed it with a can of paint basically... nothing more than that...
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sweeney23

s23 swe
Wiped the FMIC over with brake cleaner to degrease then sprayed it with a can of paint basically... nothing more than that...
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<tuffty/>
did you do while it was on the car
 

A3Tom

Smell my finger.

<tuffty/>

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did you do while it was on the car

I did the first time around but while the FMIC was off the car recently for modification then I repainted it...

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xs2man

Registered User
The marginal effect a colour change would have will depend on the colour. Black is less reflective than white / silver, so it would probably hold the cold marginally better once cooled. If it gets hot though, it will hold the heat better also.

Probably best to leave silver (=reflective) at the back, towards the engine bay, and black at the front towards the fresh air.

But as said, the effect of a different colour would likely be marginal.
 
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