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Painting an aluminum radiator

deemann deemann
User | Posts: 57 | Joined: 02/09
Posted: 10/15/13
06:50 AM

I have a Summit Aluminum Radiator in my Chevelle.  I want to black it out - is it okay to paint it with Dupli-Color Engine Enamel that you can get from Autozone?  

Dave632 Dave632
Addict | Posts: 2224 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 10/15/13
06:58 AM

I am by no means an expert in that area but it seems like you would lose some heat transfer by doing that. Factories do paint their radiators so I would imagine it does not make that much difference. I would think a very thin coat of paint would be appropriate.  

zman123 zman123
Enthusiast | Posts: 531 | Joined: 06/08
Posted: 10/18/13
01:36 PM

My thoughts exactly, but you will probably loose a little heat transfer with the paint on there but who cares? Just drive a little faster to make up for the loss.