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Old 04-28-2003, 12:54 AM
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hi, how would i change the color of my heatsink? if possible. would i paint it or what?
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Old 04-28-2003, 01:14 AM
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Aren't most heatsinks made of aluminum? If so, you would have to anodize it in order to make the color stay. Of course I really don't know, but I do think that paint would decrease the heatsinks ability to dissapate heat.
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Old 04-28-2003, 01:23 AM
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Almost all heatsinks are made of machined aluminum. Through a chemical process involving acids and electricity a color is bonded to the aluminum. This is andonizing. The only way to change color is to strip the current color off and re-andonzie the head with the new color.
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By painting on a heatsink, you might be able to witness a spectacle... called the sizzling effect... BBQ anyone??
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