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Old 04-21-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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How to Section??

When it comes to my cars I always do my own work when I can so DIY articles are very important to me.

Do we have a section here dedicated to DIY? Im looking to remove my calipers and paint them but I like to read about it first. Im sure its pretty easy but I like to hear about what other people have done or had issues with. Can any one point out where I might find some info like this?
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Yes, try this

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It is right here on this forum'
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Thanks I saw this. It really doesnt have very much info Im looking for.
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Your best bet is to just ask about what you want to know and usually someone can help

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Thanks. I didnt really want to clog up the forums with what might be a dumb question, but I guess its my only option. I came from a 350Z and that forum had an awesome DIY section. It had every thing you needed to know to do almost any project. I learned a lot and I have a lot to learn about this Mustang as well...
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You will run into the 1/2 % ignorant idiots on here but the rest of us like trying to help and will try to answer your questions. The 99 & 1/2 % like to help.
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You will run into the 1/2 % ignorant idiots on here but the rest of us like trying to help and will try to answer your questions. The 99 & 1/2 % like to help.
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Thats good to know. The last forum I spent a lot of time with was a 350Z forum, I was blown away by what was said there. People would get down right nasty. At first I was afraid to post because of it.

Im glad to be here, this seems like a pretty decent forum. Im just trying to learn as much about my Mustang as possible.

Thanks for the advice!!
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Thanks I saw this. It really doesnt have very much info Im looking for.
Timing is everything! We just opened this forum this past weekend to promote DIY and technical type questions. I'd say that removing wheels to access the calipers for painting is not really all that technical, so your post is best left right here.

However, should you decide to document your painting of calipers to include some pictures, we would gladly move that post over to the "DIY and Technical" forum.

Volunteering? We'd appretiate any posts of this sort.

To help get you started, I did mine about a year and a half ago, using one of those caliper painting kits you can get at any of the larger automotive parts stores. It comes with some caliper cleaner (brake cleaner really, but you'll want to pick up an extra can of it), a brush (good for one day of painting calipers and caliper brackets), and a good size can of color caliper paint. You can buy blue, black, and red (most popular colors). There's enough paint to do about 5 cars, so you'll have plenty! And mine that were painted are still looking great almost two years later.

Then follow these simple steps:

1) With the Mustang still on all four wheels, loosen all the lug nuts. Just break them loose, don't remove any yet.

2) Start with any wheel; jack up one corner and use a jack stand for safety. Remove the lugs and wheel.

3) spray the caliper with the cleaner (brake cleaner), use an old tooth brush to brush off any brake dust, wipe clean with paper towel(s).

4) paint the caliper. Usually takes two coats, but the paint dries quickly, so by the time you have the first coat done, you can apply the second.

5) re-install the wheel, tightening the lugs in a cross pattern. lower that side with the jack (remove jack stand first!).

6) repeat steps 3 through 5 for each remaining wheel.

Some folks will remove the brake caliper from it's caliper bracket (leaving the brake line installed as to not have to bleed the brakes), and use spray paint to paint the calipers. I prefer the caliper paint and brush, as it does a great job, and I don't have to remove the caliper.

So, give it a go, take some pictures of each step, post it all in a new thread either here or over in the new forum that we've built for these types of DIY projects, add some comments, and help others out!
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