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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 10, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Need suggestions for aluminum intake coating

I have an aluminum intake that I powder coated clear and over the last couple of years a leaky holley has left yellow stains on the intake that I cant get off.
So I am going to take the intake off to redo and am open for suggestions on what to do. I like the look of aluminum so I'm not going to paint it Chevy orange ( like the rest of the motor ) if I could get a clear that would work I would use it.

Another thing, I have heard I'm going to have a heck of a time removing the powder coat, has anyone else learned that ?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 10, 11:10 PM
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Re: Need suggestions for aluminum intake coating

Clear will yellow, even the high temp stuff.
I sand blasted mine off, wouldn't suggest it, the grains were too course.
You can send it off to have it polished but will be pretty expensive.
You may want to invest in a new intake if you can.
The endura shine intakes are nice.

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Re: Need suggestions for aluminum intake coating

Hi...I'm a sand/media blaster....i own and operate the business,I specialize in automotive bodies and parts...Alloy intakes are my speciality, To start getting the old powder off is going to be a struggle ONLY if its a good thick coating,if its a thin old warn out job it should blast off ok.....Now as for the clear...SOME cheap clears yellow or go chalky due to breaking down from U.V light,under the hood they stay clean and clear...IF you use a good 2K automotive clear...Octoral,de-bears,glazarit or what ever you can get over there,once blasted clean the clear will stick to the manifold with no problems,and its very fuel resistant...remember if you go for a cheap clear,you will get a cheap result...I'll try to attach a picture of mine
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