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Old 09-04-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Painting Calipers

First the brake dust on my calipers is very hard to get off I've been trying a wire brush and brake cleaner spray, barley touches it need something more powerful I suppose. I was wondering if I use VHT High temp primer will Duplicolor color match the same color as my car hold up on the calipers. Has anyone tried this ?
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I used normal spray paint not high high temp or anything and I haven't had a prob with it like I thought I was going to only trouble is I went with neon green so dust just keeps coming back lol
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I used normal spray paint not high high temp or anything and I haven't had a prob with it like I thought I was going to only trouble is I went with neon green so dust just keeps coming back lol
Really ! Ok we'll I shouldn't have a problem then. I want the Sonic Blue pearl with the Silver Mustang emblem on them. Just have to figure out how to get them Clean.
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I used a wire brush and brake kleen was still some dust on it but didn't mess up the paint
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Paint them by hand. Looks better
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Paint them by hand. Looks better
Looks awesome, I would prefer that but I really would like them the same color as my car.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #7
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Sandblast, powdercoat, repeat as necessary.

If you and 4 of your friends shared the cost of a powder coating setup you could recoat them whenever you wanted to... in any color...

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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Sandblast, powdercoat, repeat as necessary.

If you and 4 of your friends shared the cost of a powder coating setup you could recoat them whenever you wanted to... in any color...

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Well thank you, I think my friends have more important things to spend money on, would be nice to be young with no responsibility's again lol. Appreciate it though.
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Well thank you, I think my friends have more important things to spend money on, would be nice to be young with no responsibility's again lol. Appreciate it though.
Yeah, I miss being young with no responsibilities... those days are long past as I'm almost 50 now LOL.
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Yeah, I miss being young with no responsibilities... those days are long past as I'm almost 50 now LOL.
Lol, I'm 48 but I love cars specially my Mustang.
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do you have to remove the caliper before painting it or could you do it without taking it out?
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do you have to remove the caliper before painting it or could you do it without taking it out?
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I did mine on the car.Attachment 143765
any tips on how to cover the rotor and other things?
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any tips on how to cover the rotor and other things?
I used Walmart plastic bags and some tape just made sure I covered every thing check and double check its worth the time to take it slow and not rush it
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I used Walmart plastic bags and some tape just made sure I covered every thing check and double check its worth the time to take it slow and not rush it
thanks for the help!
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thanks for the help!
No problem what color are you going with?
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No problem what color are you going with?
still thinking about it.. i might plasti dip my car so i have no clue haha
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still thinking about it.. i might plasti dip my car so i have no clue haha
Plasti dip FTW lol
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I did mine and they turned out great! Click image for larger version

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I did mine and they turned out great! Attachment 143769
Nice looks good mine are soon to be yellow and black to match my car
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Plasti dip FTW lol
haha right... what color do you think i should do ? matte black?
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haha right... what color do you think i should do ? matte black?
That's all up to you man what ever color you like and want to stare at all the time but matte black does look good!
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Mine are red
I just covered them with tape and plastic bag
And if somehow some paint gets on the rotor dont worry it will come off as you drive probably after a day or two
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Mine are red
I just covered them with tape and plastic bag
And if somehow some paint gets on the rotor dont worry it will come off as you drive probably after a day or two
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Looks good man!
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Looks good man!

Thanks man !
You have a sexy car !
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What type of paint are you using and where are you guys buying it? This looks like a much better option than buying the covers for $200-$300.
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Nice looks good mine are soon to be yellow and black to match my car

Looking forward to pics!!!

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What type of paint are you using and where are you guys buying it? This looks like a much better option than buying the covers for $200-$300.

You can go to advance auto or autozone and get caliper paint. That's what I did! Worked great!
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You can go to advance auto or autozone and get caliper paint. That's what I did! Worked great!
Cool! I'll have to try this once the snow goes away!
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Thanks

Theres a guy around my areas with a yellow cobra and it looks nice
Every time we bump in the street we stretch the ponies legs out lol
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Theres a guy around my areas with a yellow cobra and it looks nice
Every time we bump in the street we stretch the ponies legs out lol
Nice
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Paint them by hand. Looks better

I did PBR swap and hand painted mine, Still look new after a wash, no chips or anything.

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Professionally paint matched mine. (Dad owns an autobody shop) Primed them first and then painted them with a special heat resistant acrylic paint that is color matched to the car.Click image for larger version

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Man that looks good.. I want to paint mine white but I'm afraid they'll get dirty really quick

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Wow that looks awesome! I need new wheels my calipers look so lame on painted factory wheels
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