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J dot Miller

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How to Paint a Brake Caliper!
« on: July 29, 2008, 06:26:09 AM »
I picked up the caliper paint kit from Eastwood.  It comes in red, yellow, blue, silver, black, green, white, purple and gold.  I selected GOLD # 10278Z!



This stuff needs twenty-four hours to dry.  So you need to do the job where it can not get wet for 24 hours.  A garage is nice.  Worse case cover the car with a tarp.  I cheated and used my buds lift.



The box says that his is easy.  So I followed the directions and sprayed the calipers with brake cleaner.  Let it dry.  Mixed the paint and started to paint.  I applied at least three coats waiting 1/2 hour between coats.  Total time 3.5 hours.



Here is what the calipers look like with my Chromies!



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Re: How to Paint a Brake Caliper!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 02:51:38 PM »
Give the sunglasses  8)
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Re: How to Paint a Brake Caliper!
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 01:57:35 PM »
What i like to do is paint the calipers when i do brakes that way i can paint the brackets off the car and i can take the boots off so i dpn't get paint on them. also you can suspend the caliper by hangar and paint it. i use the duplicolor 500 degree paint in the spray cans. i will usually clean the caliper before hand with brake clean and a wire brush
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Re: How to Paint a Brake Caliper!
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 08:36:36 PM »
Great idea!   :clap:
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Re: How to Paint a Brake Caliper!
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 02:45:30 PM »
DO SOME WHAT THE SAME THING 8)  .99 CENT WALMART PAINT  O0 SPRAY BRAKES, DISC'S, ANY ALL PARTS :flex: THE DISC'S CLEAN THEM SLEFS WHEN DRIVING :hide: DO EACH YEAR GOOD FOR ME!!!!!! :pilot:
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Re: How to Paint a Brake Caliper!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 03:12:27 PM »
I don't no about the $.99 paint from Walmart but I do no that I want to do it only once or when I have to replace the brake pads. If you use a heat resistant paint as a base you can change the color with a similar paint that is not heat resistant. Some may say it won't work all I no is I have done it over time you may get some discoloration in lighter colors.
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