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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-12-2006, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Disassembling the R/R

Since I've decided to stay with the quiet, stock exhaust, I suppose I should move the R/R. From pics I've seen, it's not a particularly attractive piece.

Can the actual R/R electronics be removed from the shell (exterior with fins) so that the shell can be powder-coated? Or, am I stuck with what I got?

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i think the material it is made from is aluminum, or should be anyway. you can remove all the black paint if you want, and then refinish in any color you want. just keep in mind paint is an insulator, and that will keep ur unit hotter.
Another option if it truly is aluminum, is anodizing. anodizing has a minimal effect on heat condutivity, and it is extremely hard. there are a few kits online that will let you do it yourself up to a type 2 (there are 3 types, and type 3 is nearly industructable). You can also find a shop in your area that also prolly do it for a fee as well.

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I moved mine and painted it with a high heat temp black not only looks good but does not get very hot, one thing about black paint it cools off very fast !
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I moved mine and painted it with a high heat temp black not only looks good but does not get very hot, one thing about black paint it cools off very fast !
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hummm didnt know color made a difference

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Yeah, black is best for heat dissipation. Although, it always seems to absorb heat better as well (black vs white car).

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I didn't realize the R/R is black already. I thought in the pics I saw it has an unfinished aluminum look. So, maybe I won't do anything to it - or, I'll paint it myself like rucruisen.

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Just don't file the cooling fins off!! These help dissapate the heat built up while the R/R is doing its job.

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RCRUISEN is right.....check it out....http://tinyurl.com/y7g8p7
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hummm, but for some reason, i think a bare or anodized will still out perform any color painted R/R in the heat disapation. reason is that paint is still an insualtor. but here is an odd idea. y not get a custom heat sink, shave off the fins on the r/r, and use a thermal epoxy with a high silver content to attach the new heat sink? lol. that should prove interesting.

If my new r/r ever burns out cause of franken stator, i plan to build my own r/r. the parts that are in this one just arent done right. i just dont like that the stock housing doesnt dissapate as much as it should. my cpu heat sink seems to dissapate more and it produces less waste heat.

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Hizzo, I have some pieces of heatsink material from work. It's 2.25" square x 25/32" tall. It also has 4 holes (5/32 dia) spaced 1 5/8" apart, and a 1/8" hole thru the fins. They are bare aluminum.
These were scrapped for some reason. If ya want a couple of them,
I'll be happy to donate them to the "Hizzo Experimental Vulcan Improvement Project".
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