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Old 02-06-2005, 01:52 PM
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Paint or powder coat intake?

I want to change a few engine parts to black, (haven't decided on flat or gloss black) like the intake and the headers. I sent an email to Jet Hot to see what they charge for the header coating, but what about the intake. It is an older Edelbrock aluminum intake that has the white corrosion and in general looks like sh^&!

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Old 02-06-2005, 02:23 PM
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If you want to clean the aluminum intake you have now, use some Wheel Magic on it, let it sit for 15 minutes and hose it off.
Be care-full not to get on the body paint it will remove the wax. Puts a little shine to it also. Stuff works great.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:24 PM
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shiny intake

After following 1bad80's advise, next get some aluminum wheel buffing compound and some small buffing wheels for your drill and really shine it up. This will also aid in inhibiting further corrosion. And look pretty spiffy to boot.

I painted an aluminum intake (not powdercoating, and now it doesnt look so good, about 7 yrs later.
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I used some high temp aluminum paint followed by a high temp clear on my intake. Still looks pretty good. However, its only been about a year.
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The intake should be cool enough that the powdercoating will hold forever
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The powdercoat is a nice way to go. I've seen quite a few and they look great but IF they do a good job it will cost ya.
I've seen some and the first time you spill fuel,brake fluid,anything that will cut paint,it's toast. I'd inquire how durable their work is.
I've glass beaded several with #13 bead and used ChromaBase 7500 clear coat on them and have yet to have one fail. I have a good friend who I race with that I've done 2 for and if he CAN'T screw it up it will last.
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