truepompetta said:That's the fastest (and what I did), but powdercoating is more durable.
That depends on who does the powdercoating. My guy said he'd do mine for $30 (just the tanks, not the fins).Mother said:true
you could buy a pallet of BBQ paint for the cost of powdercoating
The question I have is
How much thicker is powdercoating and does it affect the radiators ability to cool?
Go to an auto parts store(Autozone, Pep Boys, etc) and get high temp(500 degree +) engine paint. Plasti-Kote and Duplicolor make great enigne paint. They both make flat, satin, and gloss in high temp. I've used this paint on bikes/cars and it's very durable. Plus, if you get a knick(and you will no matter which paint/process you use) it's easy and cheap to touch-up. I think this stuff is only $5.00 a can.Waldorf said:I want to make my radiator mat black. What is the most durable process?
Here you goc_rex said:There's a brand of spray paint that says it's specifically made for radiators but I can't remember the name. They had both a satin and a gloss finish as well as an explanation as to why their paint was better than regular high heat paints. Probably hooey but I found it by doing a quick search on the www for 'radiator spray paint' or something like that.