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sigtauenus
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posted 08-12-2001 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know we've hashed this out before, but I couldn't find the thread and its been awhile.

I have a C9OX aluminum intake, and it appears to have an aluminum powder coat on it. It looks good now, but how does the powder coat hold up? I remember talking about clear coating also, or just plain bare finish or maybe beadblast to clean it up and then paint it with aluminum paint.

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Sandy
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posted 08-12-2001 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sandy   Click Here to Email Sandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Powercoat is very durable and should hold up very well. As a matter of fact its so tough that in some cases you have to burn it off in order to remove it.

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Ken
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posted 08-12-2001 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sig, why would you want to take the powder coating off and then repaint it the same aluminum color again.....if it looks good, stay with it !!! I've been told the stuff is as tough as nails and impervious to just about any liquids and gases (ie. gas leaks). I've had my new Air-Gap manifold done with clear powder coat (it was new) and I think it looks great.

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sigtauenus
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posted 08-12-2001 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So you're saying the powder coat is good stuff??? Ok, nuff said. Thanks!

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cobraii351
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posted 08-14-2001 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leave the powdercoat on I had a friend do this to my intake and a friends and its great. My friend with the other intake changes jets often and ripped the paint he had on it right off. The powdercoat stands up to fuel, oil, carb cleaner, and even brake fluid.

Off the topic a bit I have the "shelby" version of the C90X windsor intake on my car. What is the rpm range for this thing? I haven't been able to find anything out about it.

Thanks Tim.

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