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Old 12-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone painted their Intake Manifold?

If so did you run into any weird problems? What paint and primer did you use? How did you prep the surface?
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Re: Has anyone painted their Intake Manifold?

I didn't paint mine but I powder coated it.

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I didn't paint mine but I powder coated it.

How much to powder coat.
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Re: Has anyone painted their Intake Manifold?

Well, it was his first time and it didn't come out the way he wanted it so I only paid $20. I've seen others powder coated and they've paid $50 to $75.


Btw, that's the engine in the S10.
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Well, it was his first time and it didn't come out the way he wanted it so I only paid $20. I've seen others powder coated and they've paid $50 to $75.


Btw, that's the engine in the S10.
S10 with Vette engine. Very cool.

Since I have my engine completely torn apart. I Figure I might as well spruce some of the parts that people see when they open the hood. I bought some VHT high temp paint and high temp primer For the headers. I plan on painting the headers red and I would also like to paint the valve covers and the intake Manifold. I'm not sure if I should use the header paint for the valve covers and the intake manifold. Ultimately I would like to get rid of the plastic valve/coil cover that is stock.
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Re: Has anyone painted their Intake Manifold?

And just how much more heat retaining buildup do you figure in with that paint coating of intake and headers ?

Throw those carshow covers in a box, they also trap high heat into the injectors, fuel rails, coils and heats fuel up with is a lousy charge to cylinders.

Worse is the heat soak after engine is shut off is the hot gas in the fuel injectors cook and leave deposits, more so now with this ethanol fuel.
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And just how much more heat retaining buildup do you figure in with that paint coating of intake and headers ?

Throw those carshow covers in a box, they also trap high heat into the injectors, fuel rails, coils and heats fuel up with is a lousy charge to cylinders.

Worse is the heat soak after engine is shut off is the hot gas in the fuel injectors cook and leave deposits, more so now with this ethanol fuel.
THis paint has a ciramic base. I thought that was supposed to help with under the hood temps.
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Re: Has anyone painted their Intake Manifold?

I'm with Mike on the beauty covers. They make the coil packs run hotter so they have lived on a shelf for many years.
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I'm with Mike on the beauty covers. They make the coil packs run hotter so they have lived on a shelf for many years.
Roger that. That's why I'd like to paint the valve covers and the intake. Just give it the look to go with the HP. Besides its easy since everything apart.
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