No. Black matt surfaces are better at radiating heat than bright shiny surfaces, and that is why painting is sometimes suggested. The efficacy of radiation is the emissivity of the surface; for a perfect radiator (matt black), the emissivity is 1 and for a perfect reflector, emissivity is zero. In practice, bright shiny copper has an emissivity of about 0.3, dull copper is about 0.7 and darkened copper – such as a busbar after a few weeks of service – can reach 0.9. Since only around 10-20% of heat is lost by radiation, the difference between dull copper and a matt black surface is only 3-6% of the total. To achieve this apparent improvement, the 90% of the heat that escapes by convection has to pass through the thermal insulation provided by the paint layer, so the temperature of the bar increases rather than decreases.