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    Painted SC cover?

    Has anyone used hi temp paint to cover the black sc cover? I know D3 use to powder coat or something but I read they didn't do this anymore.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by nefarious35 View Post
    Has anyone used hi temp paint to cover the black sc cover? I know D3 use to powder coat or something but I read they didn't do this anymore.
    I've been debating about tackling this. I probably would already be doing it if I could decide what color(s) i'd want to do. You don't really need powdercoat or high-temp paint for the cover (as long as you use good paint to begin with), since it doesn't really get THAT hot (not like brake calipers or headers...etc). The only concern here is that some clearcoats will turn yellow because of the heat. But again, good paint makes all the difference.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    D3 did powercoating to the Supercharger Lids a while back but have discontinued powdercoating the Lids.

    I would use a VHT Vinyl Dye Paint or any other brand so the paint sticks to the plastic better and will not peel or crack.

    That is what I used back when I did Car Audio Installation for a living.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by PGA2B View Post
    D3 did powercoating to the Supercharger Lids a while back but have discontinued servicing the STS-V.

    I would use a VHT Vinyl Dye Paint or any other brand so the paint sticks to the plastic better and will not peel or crack.

    That is what I used back when I did Car Audio Installation for a living.
    Thanks. I didn't realize it was plastic.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    I think every one is talking abought two different things. D3 powercoated the supercharge lid which is cast. The cover over is plastic and can not be powercoated. But could be painted. Ryan

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    Got it. I was talking about the cast lid.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    My bad...... Then you don't need the vinyl paint and you could have it powder coated.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by nefarious35 View Post
    Got it. I was talking about the cast lid.

    Thanks.
    Sorry, thought you meant the engine cover.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    Hello STS-V enthusiasts,

    We have received several phone calls and emails asking if we still manufacture parts for the STS-V platform. The answer is YES. We have not, nor will any time soon discontinue making parts for the STS-V. Our pulleys, Intercoolers, Intake Systems, Lowering Springs, and D-Tronic modules are all still being manufactured and are actually in stock and ready for immediate shipment.

    In terms of performance our product lineup can be viewed here: http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/s...ormance-tuning

    As for Power Kits we have a total of 6 Power Kits across 3 categories:
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    As of today, we are finalizing our ULTRACHARGER application for the Northstar Power plant.

    We can’t emphasize enough that if you have any questions at all please feel free to drop and email or call the office…our staff is more than willing to go over any questions or details regarding our STS-V product lineup.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGA2B View Post
    D3 did powercoating to the Supercharger Lids a while back but have discontinued servicing the STS-V.

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    Re: Painted SC cover?

    Alright. I'm going to have the lid powder coated. What do I need to know about removing the lid? Will I have to replace a gasket? Torque specs on reinstall?

    I have a subscription to alldata but they don't cover sc disassembly. Does the FSM?

    Thanks.

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