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Old 15th February 2004, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Musical Fidelity A1 Heatsink

G'day I have a second hand A1 but the paint on the heatsink/cover is falling off (last owner used the wrong cleaners or so he tells me-i think the heat produced could be the problem).
So a couple of questions
1) What paint to use (high temp stuff?),effect of thermal transfer etc etc
2) What is the best way to remove all of the paint and to re-apply it

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Old 17th February 2004, 12:06 AM   #2
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I dont happen to know the A1, but if its an aluminium heatsink, you can strip the paint with paint thinner bath.

To reapply colour id sure anodize instead of paint. Its cheap easy and convinient.

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Old 17th February 2004, 12:15 AM   #3
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Is powder coating a good solution for coloring heat sinks? I know anodizing qorks, but powder coating is availible in more colors.

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Old 17th February 2004, 12:24 AM   #4
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Powder coating is a great heat isolator.....not good for heatsinks.

Anodizing actually comes in a zillion colours, its just a matter of finding a good supplier.


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Old 17th February 2004, 04:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I guess I'll get mine annodized then.

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Old 17th February 2004, 08:45 AM   #6
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Think I'll go and get it annodized then and paint the rest of the body silver or black etc etc ohh the options
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