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Old 02-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Question Coil Packs? Can it be done!!

So i searched and could not find any info..

Question is.... Can you paint or powder coat the factory coil packs??

Pics would be nice if you have had either done and how well have they held up?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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yes it can be done and so far i havent seen any ppl have any issue
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:42 AM   #3
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Is there any benifit to powder coating them over painting??
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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i am not sure they can be powder coated...might need to talk to a reputable coater in you area.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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Thats what i was wondering since the powder coating process has heat involved... Hope someone on here can chime in that has had some painted or coated and let me know..
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paint works i know just needs to be masked off properly otherwise i am not any help...tho i see the powder coating causing issues i have never coated any plastic myself.
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So do you have yours painted??
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:23 AM   #8
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So do you have yours painted??
nope but i helped someone a couple years back...we sanded, cleaned, masked off meticulously, rattle canned it, and sanded some more. they turned out ok...i wouldnt do it to my car, not really worried how a my engine bay looks and it didnt turn out well enough even if i did care
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:31 AM   #9
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nope but i helped someone a couple years back...we sanded, cleaned, masked off meticulously, rattle canned it, and sanded some more. they turned out ok...i wouldnt do it to my car, not really worried how a my engine bay looks and it didnt turn out well enough even if i did care


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Old 02-22-2013, 02:32 AM   #10
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Anyone else car to share how there experience went i would like to know what your thoughts are/
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #11
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I spoke with Mike ThePowdercoater about the coil packs and he said that the coil packs would not be a good idea to powdercoat. The heat would be too much for them. The packs are made of a different plastic than the intake manifold. The manifold can take the heat.
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I painted mine last spring, no issues at all, and it's held up without any issues either. I painted them CGM, with some touch up spray paint I got from the dealer.
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Maybe try hydro dipping them?
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I painted mine last spring, no issues at all, and it's held up without any issues either. I painted them CGM, with some touch up spray paint I got from the dealer.
Did you sand them down and prime them?? Did you add a clear coat??
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Maybe try hydro dipping them?
Is hydro dipping something you can do on your own?? Are there vendors for that?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #16
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Is hydro dipping something you can do on your own?? Are there vendors for that?
contact Ohio Speed, I know his dipper and he is great..
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yes it can be done. One coat of plastic primer, three coats of duplicolor victory red and two coats of high temp clear coat like the engine paint.
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So i searched and could not find any info..

Question is.... Can you paint or powder coat the factory coil packs??

Pics would be nice if you have had either done and how well have they held up?
Yes they can be painted. I wouldnt powdercoat them, if u are familiar with powder coating process, you would know where i am coming from.

Removing them is easy since they are on brackets, its a matter of unclipping the power connectors, and unscrewing the coil pack brackets.

Get yourself some high temp paint (like the g2 caliper paint is a great example) its a very vibrant color and it stands out great. Its a brush on style, not aerosol, and the curing time is about 24 hours or so. Just make sure you dont get paint on the electrical connections or the heat-sinks if applicable.

Have at it, I'm doing that this weekend.
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heres a pic of my old ls1 setup, will look somewhat similar to ls3/l99 setup, cept those are a little larger.
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Did you sand them down and prime them?? Did you add a clear coat??
no sanding, but I did spray some adhesive promotor on them first. I did finish up with 2 coats of clear to keep the shiney.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #22
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Thanks everyone... gotta love the C5 family!!
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Maybe try hydro dipping them?
I wouldn't drop an electrical part in to a vat of liquid and expect it to work properly after.
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I wouldn't drop an electrical part in to a vat of liquid and expect it to work properly after.
They are sealed and they are in the elements now, you can wash under your hood fine. I would agree on a non sealed part
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They are sealed and they are in the elements now, you can wash under your hood fine. I would agree on a non sealed part
They are sealed when installed because of the connections on either end. Covering it up to be submerged in liquid is possible but not a good idea, at least I wouldn't do it with mine. There is a big difference between immersing something in water and some gentle spray from cleaning and rain.
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