painting a radiator

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Tech1sus
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Does painting a watercooling radiator affect it's performance?
If so, how much (in percentage!)?

mimart7
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Yeah painting a rad is not a good idea. The paint will act as an insulator. It will not properly dissipate heat. Can't tell how much it will affect your temps, but it will cause them to rise.

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Tech1sus
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Will this also hapen if I get it sandblasted, and then paint it?

And if this doesn't help, does anyone no a webshop that sells white rads (360+240)?