Painting WC Rads

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  1. ysojelly

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    After some advice on painting watercooling rads. Anyone done so before?
    Aside from covering up the in/out as well as the fins, is it necessary to sand/primer the surface? Or better to strip back the old paint and then fresh coat?

    Also, after the colour coat, it is advisiable to seal with a coat of clear?
     
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    I did one a while back for a case mod... i honestly just gave the tanks a wipe over with metho taped up the core and hose fittings...

    I don't see the difference on solid colours from adding clear or just an extra coat of the colour. But if your using a 2k clear that that may give you some xtra scratch proofing.

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    Yeah I ended up giving the rads a light rub with 800 grit, then painted them up any they come up okay.
    Cheers for the info!
     
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    Great to hear :thumbup: eventually the 800 will show scratches in the can paint.... next time if you feel the need to scuff the paint, just use some light scotch bright pad :thumbup:
     

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