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Old 04-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Supercharger question?

So over the yrs of use my Paxton novi 2000 isn't so pretty anymore... Is there a heat blanket wrap for them that's nice or any good ideas? I really don't want to remove it and send it to powder coating if they can even do that without ruining it.. Any insight helps.
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I think they make heat blankets for turbos. Maybe one of those would work? Or if you know anyone that could sew maybe get some heat resistant material and make one?
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That might work.. I wonder If TH knows if Paxton makes a cover..
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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You may be able to paint it on there. Some duplicolor high heat and good tape job you may be able to paint it on the car. I do bet TH does know though. I'm sure he will be on later.
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It's not like a turbo, I don't think you'd want to wrap it and contain any heat as it might be detrimental to your car's performance and the SC's life.

You have a few options:
1. Remove, clean and polish it. (This is what I would do. Just be sure to plug or cover any openings. Look up some You Tube vids on how to polish aluminum, it is fairly easy to do and very rewarding in the end.)


2. Carefully clean it with some "Mag Wheel Cleaner". (Be very careful that stuff is a bit caustic and you don't want to get it on any painted surfaces or your skin.)


3. Remove, disassemble and send it out to be powder coated or paint it. (I wouldn't recommend this one, because it may result in the need for a rebuild and any coating is going to retain heat.)
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I am not disagreeing. But I would think that it would repel engine bay heat. But shows what I know.lol
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I think I understand what TH means though.. The shield would repel heat but it would also trap heat. I guess the heat the SC can put off is greater than engine bay temps.. Which aren't that bad in mine..
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I think I understand what TH means though.. The shield would repel heat but it would also trap heat. I guess the heat the SC can put off is greater than engine bay temps.. Which aren't that bad in mine..
Yeah I think so. I just personally never owned a s/c so I wasn't aware of that.
that's why TH is the man.
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I am not disagreeing. But I would think that it would repel engine bay heat. But shows what I know.lol
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I think I understand what TH means though.. The shield would repel heat but it would also trap heat. I guess the heat the SC can put off is greater than engine bay temps.. Which aren't that bad in mine..
It would repel some engine bay heat, but it would trap even more heat from compressing the air. Compressing air builds a lot of heat and I wouldn't want to trap it and contain that heat around the SC. If insulating them was a good idea, someone would have made insulating kits for them like they do the hot side of the TC's. Notice that the TC kits only insulate the exhaust side of the turbo in most, if not all cases.


Also since the SC is located forward and off to the side of the engine I wouldn't be too concerned about repelling the engine bay heat.
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Thanks TH.. The king has spoken.. Lol. I've been scrubbing it has gotten cleaner but still nowhere near a polished finish!
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Thanks TH.. The king has spoken.. Lol. I've been scrubbing it has gotten cleaner but still nowhere near a polished finish!
If you want to polish it, do you have a die grinder?
If you do get some fine grit flap wheels and some felt bobs for the polish.
Makes it go much faster and you can get it to a mirror shine.
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Thanks TH.. The king has spoken.. Lol. I've been scrubbing it has gotten cleaner but still nowhere near a polished finish!
All hail TH. Lol
Maybe a small mothers ball on a drill? Just a suggestion.
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All hail TH. Lol
Maybe a small mothers ball on a drill? Just a suggestion.
And a good one too.
I always forget about those.
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Well that's what I'm using also there polish we will see if it starts to shine soon..
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Well that's what I'm using also there polish we will see if it starts to shine soon..
If it has the rough finish, you might burn through several of those balls and a few tubes of polish before you get it to shine much.
Some sanding with the flap wheels I mentioned above or some fine/extra fine wet/dry paper will speed up the process considerably.
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If u wet sand use heavy rubber gloves the metal flake makes a mess of ur hands did some rims mirror finish but messy
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I used mothers rim polish and a steel wool (not the wool with detergent on it) then I went over it again with the mother's ball. Also gave it a good wipe down with a microfiber to get rid of the dust and any leftover residue. Worked awesome for me.
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Thanks guys it's turning out nice
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Thanks guys it's turning out nice
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It's getting there I can't believe it.. Prob a couple more hrs lol o'well
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It's getting there I can't believe it.. Prob a couple more hrs lol o'well
Nice. Elbow grease is the key.
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Yeah the mothers ball didn't last long it was already old and half way gone from my rims.. Switched to some wet sand paper I had and it was quick..

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Do I sand with just the paper or add a lil compound?
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Yeah the mothers ball didn't last long it was already old and half way gone from my rims.. Switched to some wet sand paper I had and it was quick..

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Do I sand with just the paper or add a lil compound?
Get a bucket of warm water and add 2-3 drops of dishwashing liquid.
This will lubricate the surface and help carry away the sanding particles making the process go faster.


I had a thought (I know, scary isn't it? ).
If you like "black", they make some stuff for guns called "Aluminum Black".
An application of that would blacken the SC and since it is very thin (akin to a magic marker ink) it would also help to dissipate some heat if you would be interested in going that route.
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Looks good!!
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Nice! Looks brand new
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That made quite a difference.
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