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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Greetings,

I just finish painting my engine using black "ace" heat resistant spray paint.

I should had ask earlier for opinion before painting it black.

I just read that if i paint the engine it will make the engine much hotter.

Ok, i cant unpaint it back, so the only way is to find a way to cool of the engine.

Can anyone suggest the best way to cool off the engine, maybe put extra small fan ...etc

thanks in advance
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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Hmmmm.... I was always of the impression that a darker color engine actually dissipated heat faster. I've never researched this and don't know where I got this idea. I guess I'll have to google it. Anyone else heard of this?
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After further reading I found this link.

http://www.sacskyranch.com/paint.htm

Still searching.....
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A couple of options..
Muzzy radiator fan
It has more blades, better angle and it's aluminum vs the plastic blades
http://www.orientexpress.com/Ducati/...1994-1998.html

and Engine Ice
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The only thing I've ever heard was darker colors like black absorb more heat then Lighter colors,and that silver reflects the heat.But then again "others"have there air cooled v-twins painted Black.(harley&yamaha)

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Dude... the VN700 has a blacked out engine....

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Dude... the VN700 has a blacked out engine....
to my understanding this is black anodization... different then paint.

granted, black will cool better, but the paint acts as an insulator. black anodizied parts are different because it is much thinner and more thermal condutive then paint. I suggest a muzzy fan, and just dont let her sit in traffic long...

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I also have a black motor.....................
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At least on my VN700 - most definitely paint, not anodization.... and flaking away...

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