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Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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I have a turbo de intercooler painted flat black and it has a lot of rock chips. Rather than just touching up the chipped paint I was going to soak the intercooler in mek acidtone. I was wondering if it will affect my intetcooler or deteriorate it. Is it safe? Planning to repaint the whole thing rather than touching it up. I don't want to damage it in the acid if it will damage it.Any help would help thanx.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Turbo xs intercooler I meant
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Personally I wouldn't be asking a question like this in a newbie forum. If you take the wrong advice you could end up damaging your engine
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:25 AM   #4
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you mean ACETONE?

acetone is essentially nail polish remover.....
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #5
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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Acetone will remove paint but you will need high pressure or agitation. A spray pot might work but you would use a bunch of acetone. I think you would end up having to scrub to get it all off and that might affect your intercooler. MEK (methyl ethyl ketone/butanone) would work well but is more volatile. Either way you go, if you do not remove all the paint you will be making the paint that stays much weaker. IIRC, my old radiator shop had a bath set up to strip radiators of paint & bugs, might be worth calling around in your local area to see.
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