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    ok i got the GB heat shield. now i cant decide if i wanna paint it t-red to match my car or just put a clear coat on it. your input please!
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    T-Red, itll stand out in the car and add some flava.

    Itll still be noticable. Be the first!
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    yay im doing it. make a note of that
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    What type of paint is good for a heatshield? High temp paint? Is primer needed?
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    I would say Yes and Yes! Prime is going to help the paint stick to that aluminum service. It's not a bad idea anyway, since a can of primer is ~$3.00, and it takes 10 minutes for a coat to dry.
    Then use a high temp paint. Your engine coolant temps get up to 210F, so it's putting of a lot of heat under that hood.

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    Yeah, I just thought that putting primer down would defeat the purpose of the high heat paint or something. Do you need high heat primer to match?
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    i reccomend using adhesion promoter too with painting on metal.
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    yep i found that out the hard way
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    SVTJON87,
    Did you ever end up painting your heatshield? If yes, how did it come out?

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