paint brakes caliper - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
kickerofdoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 1,868
paint brakes caliper

Any tips for it?
kickerofdoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
clean it the best u can! prep is key. then a light coat , and repeat .
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Kcochran0010's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 90
I even left my caliper on the rotors while I did it. Just held cardboard over the parts I didnt wanna spray. I did three light coats with about 5 minutes in between each coat.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2317469324.jpg
Views:	379
Size:	602.9 KB
ID:	52754
Kcochran0010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
DWC_SmOziLLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kcochran0010
I even left my caliper on the rotors while I did it. Just held cardboard over the parts I didnt wanna spray. I did three light coats with about 5 minutes in between each coat.
Didnt turn out to bad.
__________________
Best 1/4: 1.90 60ft. - 12.15 @ 119mph on Street Tires.
460.25rwhp & 408.28rwtq SAE on a Dynojet 224xLC
Tuned by Matt Lepkowski, owner and operator a Performance Evolution in Smyrna, DE.
DWC_SmOziLLa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
audioAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 604
Re: paint brakes caliper

Even get creative and make Mustang or Stang letters to tape, it's all about being
creative!
__________________
2014 DIB 3.7 "Blue Cyclone" on 275/40/18 RE 760 Sports/Sold
2016 ruby red GT 300 A with 3.55:1 gear/SVE resonator delete X-pipe/ UPR catch can/Airaid/AEM/J&M Bushings/ BMR cradle lockout/BMR CB006 brace/BMR cc bolts/S-04 pole position'
audioAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Jayjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: California
Posts: 458
You going to wanna clean them good, get done fine sanding paper and sand them down. Cover emerging up well( parts not painting) don't spray to close and give several coats.

---------- Post added at 11:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:58 PM ----------

Sorry spell check change some words 😝
Jayjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kcochran0010
I even left my caliper on the rotors while I did it. Just held cardboard over the parts I didnt wanna spray. I did three light coats with about 5 minutes in between each coat.
Looks good I need to do that to
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Blackedout03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: Delaware
Posts: 292
Thinking about painting my calipers white what does everyone think abut it?
Blackedout03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 12:50 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
kickerofdoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 1,868
What color car?
kickerofdoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
BeasGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: California
Posts: 488
Would yellow calipers look nice on a silver GT?

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4254036125.jpg
Views:	2699
Size:	438.9 KB
ID:	54863
BeasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeasGT
Would yellow calipers look nice on a silver GT?
I think blue would be better or red but you do it the way you want
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: paint brakes caliper

yea they have to be clean and also go over them with something to remove any oil etc so the paint can stick good.

dont paint the brake pads to much of the color can be overpowering

I would also only paint the top part, not the bar that goes below the pads~ you can paint that black but it should be a different color. than the main caliper part unless its all black.

like this~
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 02:35 AM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
BeasGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: California
Posts: 488
Quote:
Originally Posted by garbill2003

I think blue would be better or red but you do it the way you want
Everyone has red I think yellow would look nice I have to see it on another mustang to see if it's nice
BeasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 11:37 AM   #14
Registered User
Newbie
 
Greeny1Stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brookfield
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 16
Re: paint brakes caliper

Just did mine recently in red. Yellow might look cool also. As mentioned above make sure to clean and sand them down well. Then use thin coats and do layers. I bought the brush on paint versus the spray. It is much easier to control where the paint goes. I only did the caliper and left the rest black. The contrast looks much better. Good luck and post pictures!
Greeny1Stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Rosco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: La Verne
Region: California
Posts: 535
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpectorV
yea they have to be clean and also go over them with something to remove any oil etc so the paint can stick good.

dont paint the brake pads to much of the color can be overpowering

I would also only paint the top part, not the bar that goes below the pads~ you can paint that black but it should be a different color. than the main caliper part unless its all black.

like this~
Is the only way to paint the raised cobra letters by masking the rest of the caliper off and spraying it? Is there another technique to do it? I'm honna lower my car and might as well paint the calipers while their off.
__________________
1998 Bright Atlantic Cobra - 3:73's, BBK ls, Pro 5.0, 96 Cobra STB, Borla XR-1 Catback, Custom Catch Can, Spec clutch, MM Firewall adj, FRPP wires, RSD, Spoiler delete, 245/275 BF Goodrich g sports on chrome 95 cobra r's
1998 V6 Mustang : SOLD!
Rosco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Easyespo227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: New York
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greeny1Stang
Just did mine recently in red. Yellow might look cool also. As mentioned above make sure to clean and sand them down well. Then use thin coats and do layers. I bought the brush on paint versus the spray. It is much easier to control where the paint goes. I only did the caliper and left the rest black. The contrast looks much better. Good luck and post pictures!
Has the name of the paint you bought? I think I'm going to paint mine, not sure what color but figured the brush on would be easier for me
Easyespo227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #17
Registered User
Newbie
 
Greeny1Stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brookfield
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 16
Re: paint brakes caliper

It is the Rustoleum caliper paint kit from Autozone.
Hope this helps. It comes with everything you need.
Greeny1Stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
FORDuhl6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 654
Yellow or blue on mine??
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1005949079.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	468.6 KB
ID:	55232  
FORDuhl6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Easyespo227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: New York
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greeny1Stang
It is the Rustoleum caliper paint kit from Autozone.
Hope this helps. It comes with everything you need.
Yeah thanks I'll have to go check it out and figure out what color to use
Easyespo227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Blackedout03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: Delaware
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by FORDuhl6
Yellow or blue on mine??
Yellow
Blackedout03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
beccabau2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeasGT
Would yellow calipers look nice on a silver GT?
I did red on my car (we have identical cars) and absolutely love it. tho I think yellow would look good as well and would be different.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3065045414.jpg
Views:	2568
Size:	322.7 KB
ID:	55256

I love this car and it looks to have yellow calipers.
beccabau2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:10 AM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
FORDuhl6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 654
Quote:
Originally Posted by beccabau2012

I did red on my car (we have identical cars) and absolutely love it. tho I think yellow would look good as well and would be different.

I love this car and it looks to have yellow calipers.
That car looks awesome!!
FORDuhl6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
Supe01stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Region: New York
Posts: 232
Use the paint brush kit from dupli-color. I have it for 2 years and it still looks freshly painted.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1844127152.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	543.0 KB
ID:	55258   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-268805667.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	555.6 KB
ID:	55259  

Supe01stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:13 AM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
BeasGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: California
Posts: 488
Quote:
Originally Posted by beccabau2012

I did red on my car (we have identical cars) and absolutely love it. tho I think yellow would look good as well and would be different.

I love this car and it looks to have yellow calipers.
After that picture Ithink I am gna paint them yellow
BeasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:19 AM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
beccabau2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supe01stang
Use the paint brush kit from dupli-color. I have it for 2 years and it still looks freshly painted.
I used the same thing. I find it's better than spray paint. u have no overspray and I feel like it holds up better
beccabau2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:23 AM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Supe01stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Region: New York
Posts: 232
That is true and the key here is to use the caliper cleaner. All of it.
Supe01stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
GrabberBlue305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 184
Re: paint brakes caliper

Did mine this weekend!

Duplicolor Kit...

__________________
2011 Mustang 3.7 * Grabber Blue * 3.55 FRPP GEARS *20" Dyno in BF G-Force TA KDW * BBK CAI * Roush Axelbacks * BBR 93 Race Tune
GrabberBlue305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 07:04 AM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
MedicDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Region: Florida
Posts: 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by beccabau2012

I did red on my car (we have identical cars) and absolutely love it. tho I think yellow would look good as well and would be different.

I love this car and it looks to have yellow calipers.
That's a nice stang you got there.
MedicDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 AM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
GrabberBlue305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 184
Re: paint brakes caliper

Be careful with the brush that comes with the kit, I would take some pliers and squeeze the end with bristles to tighten them more, bristles were falling out of my brush and sticking to caliper not fun picking them off...
__________________
2011 Mustang 3.7 * Grabber Blue * 3.55 FRPP GEARS *20" Dyno in BF G-Force TA KDW * BBK CAI * Roush Axelbacks * BBR 93 Race Tune
GrabberBlue305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



11:56 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.