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I brought a used turbo kit and I'm wondering if I can sandblast and paint my turbo unit. It looks like crap now and everything under my hood is gonna be painted or polished.
 

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I wouldnt sand blast. Pull the exhaust housing off, and scuff with a scotch brite and then paint. That sand gets in every hole whether you want it to or not. Bad idea for a turbo.
 

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Your turbo probably gets hotter than my T Trim blower but I spin it at max 55k or so. I wire brushed it, scotch brighted it, sprayed it down with carb cleaner, painted it with a high temp etching primer and then painted flat black. Believe it was all Rustoleum high temp paint good to 2000* so they claim. It is holding up well and simple to touch up if the accidentally hit it with a wrench or something, like right now when I am changing lim gasket. I wanted it to look presentable but be easy to take care of, as well as economical. I had everything polished on my last motor and just too expensive and high maitenance.

 

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Thanks for the info guys. I'll scuff and paint the exhaust housing with high temp gray ( the same color I painted my engine and headers). I know it may burn off but I don't plan on diving the car that much so I'm hoping it will last a while.
 

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Or turbo blankets look good to.

Frozenboost.com has some decent prices.
 

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We put a temp gauge on a hot turbo, read 700 degrees and they get hotter. Better find some good paint!
 
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