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Old 12-20-2011, 08:03 AM   #15
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Looking for thoughts on powder coating the stock intake in a "wrinkle Black' finish. It will be subtle but slightly different than factory. Perhaps a more cast aluminum look. I'm going for a industrial high tech look. Not to showing or Bling.

Some thing like this: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110331

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It's not metal, can it be powder coated? I thought of painting mine but thought better of it. If it started to peel or flake it would look like crap and I would have to pull it off and clean it up.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:38 AM   #16
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:10 AM   #17
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It's not metal, can it be powder coated? I thought of painting mine but thought better of it. If it startes to peel or flake it would look like crap and I would have to pull it off and clean it up.

I was thinking the same thing....... that you couldn't powder coat the intake because it isn't metal and wouldn't withstand the 400 degree of baking neccessary. But apparently this company has it figure out. They do alot of work in the corvette community.

http://www.peakspeedshop.com/PowderCoat.php


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Old 12-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #18
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i chromed a fiberglass intake cover on mine
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Just put one of these in there and call it good!

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i just keep the hood closed.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #22
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I did what alot of other guys here have done.

But I routed the wires where it splits around the oil fill cap to what I believe is a better position.

Also mounted the evap solenoid to the ECM tower which I haven't seen anyone else do yet.
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Clean, no. Don't allow it to get dirty, yes.
haha... The hood seems to do a great job of that. I was installing my maggie last weekend and was amazed at how clean the engine was considering that I had never actually cleaned it before
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I was thinking the same thing....... that you couldn't powder coat the intake because it isn't metal and wouldn't withstand the 400 degree of baking neccessary. But apparently this company has it figure out. They do alot of work in the corvette community.

http://www.peakspeedshop.com/PowderCoat.php

Look up mike the powdercoater in the vendor section. He is the one that does everyone's calipers. He also powdercoats the LS intakes.
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to me , it looks better to just leave the engine cover on . problem solved.
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I was thinking the same thing....... that you couldn't powder coat the intake because it isn't metal and wouldn't withstand the 400 degree of baking necessary. But apparently this company has it figure out. They do alot of work in the corvette community.
$300 is absurd
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:37 AM   #27
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Well, I got my flat black powder coated polish and ported throttle body today. I actually mail them my last Wednesday and received it today. Great turn around time.



I installed it and the car ran great. But I'm not sure if I feel any difference on the throttle response on the butt dyno. I order 4 ARP stainless blot to replace the OEM. I guess at least it will look good, LOL.
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I got mine back together today got the second T/B and the valve covers back from powder coat. Installed the headers while it was down got some Russell classic black traded hose and re routed the oil catch can hoses. Cleaned up the wiring on the passenger side and for the coils. Also installed a set of JBA 8mm plug wires and a set of pulstar adi1 iridium plugs. No problem with the T/B this time. I'v got a polished cover for the brake fluid reservoir and a billet tentioner pulley on the way, and a few other things to get after that. Oh and add a 3 piece front and fender filler panels and yea I'm going to black out around the rubber hood stops.
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