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Old 03-07-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Using infared temp gun on shinny motor can? How to get accurate temps?

Im using an infared temp gun on a novak velociti motor. I was thinking put a black square of electrical tape to get a more accurate reading?? Or the center strip is fine for readings? OR would anyone know the emissivity rating for the novak motors?
NOTE: the center strip is not polished aluminum like the can, but still shinny, is it anodized aluminum?
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Chris__RC View Post
This is the nitro forum, not electric. Thank you.
The electric guys don't know how to work a temp gun, so he came here to ask the nitro gods.

As a Nitro god I'll say: You can't trust a temp gun but you can get it close. Find a kitchen pot thats near the same shiney as your motor. Boil water in it. Throw your temp gun in the pot.................no wait, thats not it..........oh yeah, just check the temp of the side of the pot. Adjust your gun 'till it say 212.

Or you could ditch the temp gun (or throw it into a pot of boiling water) and touch the motor with your finger.

"Oh, thats warm", is ok.
"My, this is uncomfortable", is ok.
"Ouch it hurts", is too hot.
"My skin is melting off", is too hot

"Look my spit boils on it!", is too hot.
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