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Old 08-19-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Painting brake calipers

Im thinking of painting my brake calipers blue. Any thoughts, comments, or concerns would be very helpful.
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Re: Painting brake calipers

What color is your car? I'm getting ready to paint mine but need to find a blue close to to moonlight blue. Prep work is the key to any paint job.are u using spray or brush?
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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Re: Painting brake calipers

A buddy of mine painted his Sonic Blue and look good..

I used Red spray paint like Dupi-color and they faded.. SO use some good stuff so You dont have to re-do them like me
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My car is mineral grey. I was gonna buy some brake caliper paint that they had at auto zone
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Re: Painting brake calipers

I think I'm going to try engine paint. Its 500 degrees and lots of colors.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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I've always wanted to paint them yellow my car is silver but I don't know how it would look
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Mine is silver and went with the red caliper paint. Looks good.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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As stated before, prep work is the key!!! Take your time, soak them in surface cleaner, scrub them with a wire brush and then repeat. I ended up doing mine three times to get them to look the way I wanted. Then I applied 3 good coated of red high temp paint and then 3 coats of clear. I was EXTREMELY happy with the results and really glad I spent the extra time on it
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So is the time and effort worth the reward? And will blue look good with mineral grey do you think?
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So is the time and effort worth the reward? And will blue look good with mineral grey do you think?
I say Red
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:28 AM   #11
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Well red is cool. But I want to do something different for once. Everyone goes red.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:30 AM   #12
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If you really wanna be different go with a bright color like yellow or orange
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If you really wanna be different go with a bright color like yellow or orange
...Or, he could do like you fresh and paint them pink!
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Pink FTW! No.
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...Or, he could do like you fresh and paint them pink!
I only painted them pink to pick up more chicks!
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Good excuse. Lol.
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So is the time and effort worth the reward? And will blue look good with mineral grey do you think?
The time and effort was well worth it! I never have to worry about the paint chipping or coming off. And I think blue would look really cool! But do it like the bright ford blue not some darker color
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The time and effort was well worth it! I never have to worry about the paint chipping or coming off. And I think blue would look really cool! But do it like the bright ford blue not some darker color
What kind of clear coat did you use? Can i just buy them at autozone or walmart?
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I just used duplicolor from autozone. It worked fine
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How much does it cost to do and how long will it take
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I just used duplicolor from autozone. It worked fine
Thanks!! I just bought 1..
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How much does it cost to do and how long will it take
I think for all the paint and clear I spent less than $40. And it only took one day of work then I let them dry over nite.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #23
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I just can't make up my mind between red or blue
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #24
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Did my 03 gt in blue. Cars sonic blue, together they look really good
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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If your going to do blue make sure it's the bright ford blue not the sonic blue. I think bright blue would look nice. A buddy of mine has a yellow cobra with blue valve covers and blue calipers to match
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Re: Painting brake calipers

gonna look good
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Re: Painting brake calipers

I used Ford blue for engine paint and it turned out good. My cars moonlight blue so it was kinda hard to find something close to it. Going to do dust shield black n couple days. Easy mod and less than $10.
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Just changed the brakes and rotors on my mustang yesterday and decided to paint the calipers

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:35 PM   #29
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Has anyone used the caliper covers they sell on AM? Just curious if they look decent or cheap
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Just did mine today with the dupla color kit for under 40bucks

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Santa brought me the red Duplicolor caliper paint kit he found on Amazon for my maroon Mustang. I can't wait for a warm weekend.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:20 AM   #33
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Anybody have pictures of a black on black with red calipers? Not sure whether to leave them black or change to red
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Use High heat caliper paint! And take your time! It'll turn out great!
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:59 AM   #35
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Anybody have pictures of a black on black with red calipers? Not sure whether to leave them black or change to red
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