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Old 04-22-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Painting Calipers

I did a search and didnt find the info I needed so I thought I would ask.

Im looking to paint my calipers on my 2014 and Id like to spray pain them. To do it right I would take them off properly clean them ,mask off what I find necessary, and then paint.

Is there anything I need to be aware of taking off or putting calipers on this car? Ive done it before on other vehicles and its always been pretty straight forward. Any one have any advice for me?
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If you've done it before you should be good. Make sure you got a wire brush handy incase they have a lot of oxidation on them.
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Prep is the main issue other than that it is pretty straight forward.
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Cool, thats what I was hoping to hear. Im going to disconnect the brake lines as well. I have a Motive power bleeder, is there anything out of the ordinary bleeding the brakes in a Mustang?
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Let me get some opinions as well....

I have a Sterling Gray Mustang and Im thinking about painting the calipers yellow. Any opinions on this?
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Let me get some opinions as well....

I have a Sterling Gray Mustang and Im thinking about painting the calipers yellow. Any opinions on this?
It's you car do what yah want but I think it will look good
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It's you car do what yah want but I think it will look good

Thanks I appreciate the comment. I know its my car but I just want some opinions. The whole Mustang thing is new to me so Im just trying to find out what others are using/doing.
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Thanks I appreciate the comment. I know its my car but I just want some opinions. The whole Mustang thing is new to me so Im just trying to find out what others are using/doing.
Check the other post you started abouty the "DIY" section...we just opened a forum such as this last weekend, which is why it only has a few threads in it.

Anyhow, I posted some steps for you in that post, and maybe you'd use them along with taking some pictures to start a "DIY" on this very topic we could add/move over to the DIY forum.

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duplicolor makes a nice kit and you paint them with a brush i recommend that they come out really nice
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duplicolor makes a nice kit and you paint them with a brush i recommend that they come out really nice

Ive used this kit in the past with great results. I was thinking taking them off and spraying them might look a little nicer. I decided against doing all that work, so Im buying the brush on kit.
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Ive used this kit in the past with great results. I was thinking taking them off and spraying them might look a little nicer. I decided against doing all that work, so Im buying the brush on kit.
Take some pics as you do it, and post a "DIY" thread in the newly created forum!
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Take some pics as you do it, and post a "DIY" thread in the newly created forum!

I dont have a problem with this, but if I go the paint brush route all Ill be doing is pulling off a wheel and painting....Im not sure that needs a How To??

If I decide to do it by taking off the caliper then Ill take some pics for a DIY.
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I dont have a problem with this, but if I go the paint brush route all Ill be doing is pulling off a wheel and painting....Im not sure that needs a How To??

If I decide to do it by taking off the caliper then Ill take some pics for a DIY.
And now we see eye to eye! I agree that some of these mods are simple, and some can qualify as a DIY type post.
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