Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Fremont Ca. USA
Re: Radiator paint..same color as car?
Yeah, to each his own, I like the look of the painted rad support. You need to do a little finish time on it for body color if you ask me. They didn't stamp it nice enough to be "showing it off" if you know what I mean.
Wayne, look into the heat dissipation difference between gloss black and flat black. I was told years ago it is a BUNCH and that radiators or anything that is susceptible to retaining heat like an automatic transmission for instance should be painted with a flat color. It may have been an old wives tale but it makes sense to me in that the surface is "open" on the flat color.
1965 Buick Gran Sport Convertible
1948 Chevy pickup.
2003 Dodge Caravan
1959 Rambler American (Yeah I said RAMBLER, you want to make something of it punk?)
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