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dressing up the engine, thinking about spraying the plenum to match, wondering if anyone has done this, any tips for prep and paint choice?
 

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Baker Jr.
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I wouldnt, paint holds more heat, which equals hotter air in your motor which equals slower :(
 

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I don't think the paint holding heat is gonna make that much of a difference. If you can paint it to match that'd look good I think. Do you have the stock plenum?
 

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In fact if you used ceramic paint it could help protect the manifold from engine heat soak.
 

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I painted mine with high temp engine paint and it worked fine up until I had to put it in a vice for a broken bolt.
 

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Paint holds heat, i want to powdercoat my supercharger piping yellow and i even have a powdercoating setup in my shop but im scared it will up my intake temps
 

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Its a 3 core procharger intercooler, shes good! meth injection soon :)
 

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i sw a 98 Cobra with a Procharger with a blue intake manifild and valve covers, ect...looked sick!
 

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Paint holds heat, i want to powdercoat my supercharger piping yellow and i even have a powdercoating setup in my shop but im scared it will up my intake temps
The difference would be BARLEY (im talking .x of a degree) noticeable if any. Due to the specific heat of o2, velocity of the air, and other factors. Same idea when it comes to people saying a plastic intake is better than a metal one.
 

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Baker Jr.
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hmmmmmm
 

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Thanks guys.. yeah I think powdercoating would be sick, but $$$ and I can spray it myslef for cost of paint, and it will all match under the hood...

Bandity.. you're in MD, you going to the "suppor the troops meet" on 14th?
 

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wait, the stock plenum is plastic. correct me if i am wrong but you cant powder coat plastic
 

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I'm pretty sure the stock plenum is not plastic... The stock intake is plastic, is that what you meant?
 

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plenum elbow (the part 99% of us replace with an accufab/PP/etc) is cast aluminum...the intake manifold thats under it is plastic lol
 

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oops, too early here on the west coast, my bad. read plenum and automaticly thaught intake manifold.
 
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