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So what's the best red spray paint for painting a radiator. I used plastidip and when taking out screws I'd used to hold it up while painting it it pulled a loud of paint off :(

 

Edit: I did NOT paint the fins

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you really shouldn't paint radiators......

 

 

 

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you need to cut around the screws before pulling them out...

 

plastidip is like a rubber covering, the entire point is to be able to peel it off like that

 

so just paint it again and remove the screws properly

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Plati-Dip is good because it peels. Other paints will be very hard to get off.

 

I'd use Plasti-Dip and cover a bit around the screw holes, so that the screws don't touch any. 

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you really shouldn't paint radiators......

its fine if you dont paint the fins

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plenty of people do it

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you really shouldn't paint radiators......

 

its fine if you dont paint the fins

Paint4.jpg

plenty of people do it

I did that

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Plati-Dip is good because it peels. Other paints will be very hard to get off.

 

I'd use Plasti-Dip and cover a bit around the screw holes, so that the screws don't touch any. 

 

you need to cut around the screws before pulling them out...

 

plastidip is like a rubber covering, the entire point is to be able to peel it off like that

 

so just paint it again and remove the screws properly

I'd rather use something else other than plastidip sorry

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its fine if you dont paint the fins

 

plenty of people do it

 

well ya, obs. :), op just wasn't clear.

I did that

Fins or just outside? 

 

 

 

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for future refernece: paint the shroud any way you want to, but the fins themselves shouldnt be touched, until you have a specific kind of paint for painting heatsinks. AKA the same kind of paint thats already on there.

its paint designed to make heat dissipate trough it as easy as possible.

 

plastidip.. is quite the oposite. use it on your shroud, keep it away from your fins.

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I'd rather use something else other than plastidip sorry

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I'd rather use something else other than plastidip sorry

 

Plasti-dip needs cut line created so they don't pull up surrounding dip, but if you want spray paint in general any metal spray paint will work well. If you want more color choices or matching getting automotive paint would be a good option as long as you don'y paint the fins on the radiator as said.

 

For spray painting I have details on that under General Painting:

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/407754-modding-faq-common-mods-new-updates/

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Yes and Montanas is top notch stuff, just be sure to mask the fins off to not get any spray paint on them. 

Thanks man and I know haha

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you really shouldn't paint radiators......

 

You can paint them, you'll reduce their efficiency but they will still work.

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its fine if you dont paint the fins

Paint4.jpg

plenty of people do it

 

You can paint the fins, heat will still travel to the area of least resistance regardless of colour. Like I said in the last post, it will reduce efficiency but will still function.

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You can paint the fins, heat will still travel to the area of least resistance regardless of colour. Like I said in the last post, it will reduce efficiency but will still function.

yeah I know that

performance pcs sells black ice radiators with painted fins,  and they work fine

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It's not paint "designed to make heat dissipate through it as easy as possible" It's just thin paint that sticks well. Yes, black paint would be best, but really the thermal dissipation isn't going to be hugely different if you painted it red or something.

 

Yep pretty much, house radiators are white and they work well!  :D

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yeah I know that

performance pcs sells black ice radiators with painted fins,  and they work fine

 

Do they? That's pretty cool, I've always had a soft spot for bare copper rads myself.

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Painting the fins isn't going to noticeably affect anything assuming you're not filling the gaps with paint. Radiators are anodized black mostly as a corrosion resistant.

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You won't be able to see the fins though so I will leave them as they are.

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