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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Hi there guys,

This topic may have been posted before but i wasn't sure.

Im looking at getting a Stainless steel air intake from the air box to the TB, i know stainless steel will heat up quick under the hood but does anyone know is you can heat coat stainless?? And if its pricey? And if they know of anyone in the Melbourne area?

I was going to go mild steel and paint it with ceramic heat proof paint but the stainless caught my eye that i saw on some other cars.

Any help much appreciated

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:45 pm 
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U can get it ceremic coated , expensive though .
Not many people really bother heat proofing it. I don't think you'll notice a differnce

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:46 pm 
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just wrap it.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:24 pm 
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coating or wrapping ruins the shiny fap factor though... honestly the air is moving fast enough inside for it not to be a problem.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:07 am 
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If you are going to get it Ceramic Coated, why not get a mild steel one and coat that. The coating will cover the Stainless anyway and it will also protect the Mild Steel from any corrosion.

On reality the airflow will be so great that the air will not have any time to warm from the metal. Just think that you have a 4 litre motor do say 2,000rpm. look at the air flow, it will be very high. Heatsink is going to be next to nothing. Any pipework untreated in the engine bay will heat up to similar temperatures. Difference being that different metals will absorb heat a different rate as is the disipation (cool down) rate differnet also.

With this in mind it would be just as effective to get a mild steel pipe and paint it with decent enamel paint ( Engine Enamel etc ).

Your call but there is no need to get too tied up on the matter.
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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:12 pm 
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SWC wrote:
If you are going to get it Ceramic Coated, why not get a mild steel one and coat that. The coating will cover the Stainless anyway and it will also protect the Mild Steel from any corrosion.

On reality the airflow will be so great that the air will not have any time to warm from the metal. Just think that you have a 4 litre motor do say 2,000rpm. look at the air flow, it will be very high. Heatsink is going to be next to nothing. Any pipework untreated in the engine bay will heat up to similar temperatures. Difference being that different metals will absorb heat a different rate as is the disipation (cool down) rate differnet also.

With this in mind it would be just as effective to get a mild steel pipe and paint it with decent enamel paint ( Engine Enamel etc ).

Your call but there is no need to get too tied up on the matter.


what he said^^^^

if your not going stainless, id get aluminium though, it will inevitably get scratched and the last thing you want to see is rust appearing on your mild steel intake.

another option is to get it powder coated

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:14 pm 
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No worries, Thanks for all the information guys much appreciated ill take on your suggestions and paint the mild steel in a ceramic based paint.

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:41 pm 
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What if i got the intake pipe made out of stainless steel and then paint it with vht clear coat engine enamel??

Do you guys think that might work? its basically the same as getting it in mild steel and painting it anyways isn't it?

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Why would you clear coat stainless? Paint is not an insulator and stainless doesn't rust....

 

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