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Painting heat shields ?

Posted by 97moneyhole, Jun 10, 2007

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  1. 97moneyhole

    97moneyhole Proven Member

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    hi guys, i just have a coulpe quick question. Would Dupli-Color High Heat with Ceramic Engine paint rated a 1200 deg be appropiate for painting my heat shields. If not what would be.
     
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  3. 97moneyhole

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    thanks for the reply. the reason i ask is because a have already painted them but i believe they hold to much heat in(if there is such a thing). After puting my heat shields back on after painting them i went for a 25min drive last night at an avg of 75mph. When i pop the hood after stoping i noticed that the manifold was cherry red.(is that normal, i have been running without the heat shields)
     
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    I wouldn't say that it's normal, but it's common. The heat shields probably don't have anything to do with it.
     
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    so should i be worried about cooking my new turbo? i've checked the plugs(no sign of running to rich or lean plus i have a wideband o2 to help monitor) i am currently running about 18psi.
     
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    When i was cruising on hte highway at 75 mph the other week and then broke down (LOL)ROFL , I popped my hood and my manifold was also cherry red. I've heard that is normal especially traveling at higher speeds and after boosting.
     

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    I used grill paint on mine (may not look as good as engine paint). It has held up well, and required no prepwork. Only downside is it comes in one color.......
     
  8. 97moneyhole

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    thanks for the suggestions, i just want to make sure that i am not going to ruin my turbo.
     
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    Since your putting the heat shield back on just wrap the manifold and paint the shield also. This way it will keep alot of that heat from the shield and around the engine compartment.
     

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