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Old 01-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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Painting Calipers

Im thinking about spraying some caliper paint on my stang next time I have a long weekend. Im assuming it is going to be tedious and long, but is there anything need to look out for while doing this. I dont paint a whole lot.
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Painting them isnt the hard part its prepping thats a pain. I used a wire brush and a ac compresser to blow away the leftover brake dust I diddnt whipe off.
I taped off the rotor, the brake hoses basically everything that you dont want paint to touch.
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Those look really nice. How many coats did you put on each one?
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I sprayed paint in a container and brushed it on with foam brush. A regular paint brush will leave stroke marks. Used a q-tip for tight areas. No taping and no mess. I put on about 3or 4 coats. Easy and makes a big difference.
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Here are mine very easy to paint !
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I like that green. its crazy! Thanks for the info guys. I'll find time to do it and put up some pics when they are all dry and the wheels are back on.
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Awesome green....looks way kool
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Here are mine very easy to paint !
Sick man, love it
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Nice Job Dozer!
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Thanks guys
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Here are mine very easy to paint !
Looks good.

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Painting them isnt the hard part its prepping thats a pain. I used a wire brush and a ac compresser to blow away the leftover brake dust I diddnt whipe off.
I taped off the rotor, the brake hoses basically everything that you dont want paint to touch.
Nice
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Here are mine very easy to paint !
Nice touch! They look really good
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I was looking at getting caliper covers..would it be better & cheaper to just paint them instead?
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I sprayed paint in a container and brushed it on with foam brush. A regular paint brush will leave stroke marks. Used a q-tip for tight areas. No taping and no mess. I put on about 3or 4 coats. Easy and makes a big difference.
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There are kits that come with brake cleaner, the paint, and an application brush. So far, I've done 4 vehicles with the paint provided, and still have a little left!

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I was looking at getting caliper covers..would it be better & cheaper to just paint them instead?
Yes! The covers are cheezy imitations of Brembo brakes. Do the paint instead.
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I was looking at getting caliper covers..would it be better & cheaper to just paint them instead?
Yes it's cheaper and looks better to me
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So would red or black do for mine? Or even...white?
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what ever color you want Lightning....
Painting is much better and far more custom. the covers noly come in certain colors anyhoo.......
you can really add a custom look to your car...just like my 2

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noly..?ONLY..err. wow...im not awake yet..and still havent had my coffee.....LOL
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I have t seen white yet. I think it would look good but possibly get dirty and show more. Try it if it looks bad 5 bucks more and change the color
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To get the caliper super clean

Get a couple cans of a product called "BRAKE CLEAN" It will get off any brake dust as well as any oily substance that wiping off won't do.

It is sold under different names such as Brake parts cleaner or Brake Kleen. It is all the same and you can get it at Walmart.

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I think the covers look cleaner and you can buy any body color you want.
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I'm thinking about painting mine too. But cannot decide between red or body color.
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Paint them!! White would be awesome and very unique.
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Here are mine very easy to paint !
That color is sick!! What brand of paint and what's the name of the color.
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Bright colors are nice but after a few road trips and curvy roads, mine looked Maroon. So for this mustang, white would probably dirty up like a napkin. Maybe red or black. Hey Ronnie, how much do your covers cover?
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Get a couple cans of a product called "BRAKE CLEAN" It will get off any brake dust as well as any oily substance that wiping off won't do.

It is sold under different names such as Brake parts cleaner or Brake Kleen. It is all the same and you can get it at Walmart.

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Get the ones without chlorine though. They leave a white residue when it dries and can be damaging to plastics/rubbers (like the brake hose).
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I used high temp engine paint. There's a lot more choices of colors. Its held up good. One wipe and they look new again.
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I used high temp engine paint. There's a lot more choices of colors. Its held up good. One wipe and they look new again.
+1 that's what I used
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My Grand Prix I painted with engine paint. They've been fine. I'll do the same with my Mustang once she gets fixed.
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I used engine enamel paint
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Same stuff. BTW, awesome color choice dozer. You're an honorary GHIG brother.

I'd love that green on a SMG Mustang.
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Hi Whitelightning

The covers look great and cover the ugly caliper. They also prevent 90% of the brake dust from getting my wheels dirty. Another feature is that the brakes will be cooler if you do any auto X-ing or hot lapping. I don't do either anymore so it don't affect me.




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The covers look great and cover the ugly caliper. They also prevent 90% of the brake dust from getting my wheels dirty. Another feature is that the brakes will be cooler if you do any auto X-ing or hot lapping. I don't do either anymore so it don't affect me.

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If u could do it again would go buy the covers or just go with painting them??
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If u could do it again would go buy the covers or just go with painting them??
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Lmao. It looks like Im going to be able to make it!!!! yesssss!!! Can't wait!!!
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