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Old 03-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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I want to paint my calibers a dark blue to match my car anyone recommend what I should use.
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use high temp engine paint or use caliper paint. Some brush it one and some paint it... if you spray paint it on you need to take your time to tape up everything so you dont get over spray on anything or remove the caliper and do it somewhere else away from the car.

prepping the surface is VERY important as well, it must be done right or the paint wont stick good. Clean it very good with simple green then scrub them very well. Finally go over them after they fully dry with some wipes and alcohol to remove anything left on the surface.

The first couple coats need to be VERY light then work your way up until you are happy waiting between each coat until the previous is a bit tacky but not still wet.
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use high temp engine paint or use caliper paint. Some brush it one and some paint it... if you spray paint it on you need to take your time to tape up everything so you dont get over spray on anything or remove the caliper and do it somewhere else away from the car.

prepping the surface is VERY important as well, it must be done right or the paint wont stick good. Clean it very good with simple green then scrub them very well. Finally go over them after they fully dry with some wipes and alcohol to remove anything left on the surface.

The first couple coats need to be VERY light then work your way up until you are happy waiting between each coat until the previous is a bit tacky but not still wet.
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And and if you are to paint them while they're still on, the easiest way to cover all underneath is to use a trash bag to cover your roator and that'll just be alot cleaner and better for your ride
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What do you guys think of yellow calipers for a black car? I'm trying to decide between yellow and red I feel like red is so common though I need some opinions!
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What do you guys think of yellow calipers for a black car? I'm trying to decide between yellow and red I feel like red is so common though I need some opinions!
Yellow for sure! Just look at avengd's profile and you'll see why
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VHT high temp engine paint. best one out there. I used it on my corolla in October....no chips or any issues and its been on a 1000 mile road trip, still nice and shiny. Just painted the calipers on my girlfriends 4 wheel disc RAV4...um, pink...and took a 600 mile trip to the upstate 2 days later...again no chips or damage to the paint. I have the Kermit Green color standing by for my GHG V6 when it gets in.
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What do you guys think of yellow calipers for a black car? I'm trying to decide between yellow and red I feel like red is so common though I need some opinions!
I've done Yellow Covers on a BLK car before, and in the end I still went back to Red. Go with the Red. You will probably try to be stubbern, and do Yellow, but trust me, later on, even if you force yourself to be stubbern, eventually you will be back to the Red.
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