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Old 12-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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Painting calipers

Recently just saw a thread about painting calipers on here, so I was like "what the heck, I'll give it a shot" cost less than ten dollars and a little bit more than an hour of my time just to do the front brakes. Still need to do the back brakes though, I ran out of sunlight
What do you guys think?
I took my brakes off just to be a bit more thorough.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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I did mine a while ago as well. It's a inexpensive easy way to bring a little style to the wheel wells.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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yep it's a fun thing to do...

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Yeah, little prep needed. The only non-fun part is waiting for the paint to dry. Anybody else painted their calipers?
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Yeah, little prep needed. The only non-fun part is waiting for the paint to dry. Anybody else painted their calipers?
how long did you wait? i sprayed and 15 minutes later was back on the road and that was a year ago
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I dissasembled mine off the car and stripped them before painting. I think it looks cleaner with the pad retainer black and the actual caliper red.
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how long did you wait? i sprayed and 15 minutes later was back on the road and that was a year ago
Cleaned the brakes with brake cleaner and dried them. I waited about 10 minutes per coat. I put 4 coats and took my brakes apart. I was thinking I should have cleaned them better.

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I dissasembled mine off the car and stripped them before painting. I think it looks cleaner with the pad retainer black and the actual caliper red.
Yeah so did I, I didn't strip them though, just lightly cleaned them. I took the pads off too it looks better two tones IMO
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your cleaning job is fine...i didn't even clean mine...well i did wipe them down with a dirty rag but i pretty much just sprayed and go. i'm sure if i was using a bright color it'd be noticable, but with my blue i can't tell any difference lol
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Well I was spraying them Nd the first few coats had like grease spots on them, but the last coat went on fine and looks great for an amateur job
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I was just thinking about painting mine as well. If it isnt too much of a hassle ill probably take mine off cause knowing me ill have paint everywhere but the actual calipers. But Idk if the red will look good with my mustang ive got the limited edition dark green on mine looks almost black in the sunlight (is that your black mustang? (what most people ask me lol)) i think ill just try it and paint them red maybe green so it doesnt look like Christmas. but the green kits are 38 instead of 8 for the normal paint.

Looks good on your stang btw nice job.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:21 AM   #11
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just buy a can of engine enamel in green...or even grab a regular can of color match in a dark green. mines just painted with normal auto paint (duplicolor) and it's held up for a year so far
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Oh okay, so should it be around the same price at auto zone or advance? In my town we have the auto parts places so ill check all three tomorrow
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average can of paint is $6 so you're set
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average can of paint is $6 so you're set
Sweetness thanks man! Ill probably paint them Monday and post a pic of the finished product.
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I just did mine today.

I bought the kit. It was worth it.
Way easier than I expected

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I just did mine today.

I bought the kit. It was worth it.
Way easier than I expected
how'd you do it? it looks awesome btw!
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how'd you do it? it looks awesome btw!
The kit that comes with the cleaner paint and brush.
It was so easy
Thanks!
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The kit that comes with the cleaner paint and brush.
It was so easy
Thanks!
where did you get the kit from? and did you tape everything off or did you take the caliper off each time?
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where did you get the kit from? and did you tape everything off or did you take the caliper off each time?
Orileys 20$
I just taped it off.
I Didn't want to take everything off
It's easy trust me.
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Orileys 20$
I just taped it off.
I Didn't want to take everything off
It's easy trust me.
sweet cant wait to do hopefully I'll get it done this weekend!
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sweet cant wait to do hopefully I'll get it done this weekend!
Good luck !
It makes such a difference the rims really pop out now.
Make sure you clean the calipers off really good I did mine with a wire brush. Then used the caliper cleaner spray that came with the kit.
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Good luck !
It makes such a difference the rims really pop out now.
Make sure you clean the calipers off really good I did mine with a wire brush. Then used the caliper cleaner spray that came with the kit.
will do thanks!
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I've still got the stock 97 five point wheels think it'll make a big diff on mine
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If those are the wheels you're talking about in your pic those arent stock sn95 wheels...those are stock 03/04 v6 wheels...and yeah itll look just fine with painted calipers
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Ok thanks how hard do you think it would be to paint them and would it be worth the trouble
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And how do I start a thread I've tried everything lol
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in the section you want to post hit the button that says New Thread
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Looking good guys! When it comes time to replace my brake pads I definitely want to paint my calipers black.
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wow found it now I feel stupid lmao
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Ok thanks how hard do you think it would be to paint them and would it be worth the trouble
Oh it's easy as all get out, just take off the wheel then the calipers, clean it with soap am hot water and a wire brush or brake cleaner, then dry them, then a about four coats of caliper paint, slap em all back on and you ready to go!
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No lol i meant the wheels sorry
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No lol i meant the wheels sorry
that's what i meant...those wheels in your avatar aren't sn95 wheels
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Ya but IM talking about painting the wheels
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