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Old 03-15-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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painted calipers.... what to use to strip paint off of them??

hello i had my calipers painted with vht paint a few weeks ago and i was un happy with em so i bought the caliper paint kit form redline tuning, i painted em yesteday, and they looked sweet until they started drying a few hrs after the paint ran a little and cracked on one of them cuse i put on 2 much paint, well i drove home, and they were all fine except that one, and i drove to work today and they were fime then i came out of work and one of the rear ones was all wrinkled and looks like crap, so what would i use to strip the paint i put on yesterday and the paint from a few weeks ago off, with out hurting the seals and rubber parts on my calipers.... thanks alot


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Soap and water.haha
Well you dug in pretty deep so you need to make a mess to clean a mess.
Brake parts cleaner and a firm brush.
Did you clean. strip, and prime the caliper at all before painting.
I see a lot of people who don't. the paint peels after a couple months or cracks and chips off couse it wasn't done right. Also temp is a major facter.
What color did you paint them?
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Old 03-16-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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The best removerI've used is called Aircraft Paint Remover. You need to get it from a paint store and whatever it touches, including skin, it removes, so use with care.
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you shouldnt have to strip the paint of the metal, you should just beable to sand it off.. willl come off alot easier.. use a low number grit.. like 200 or something.. then just soften up with a higher number.
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Jaypee has it right. Go to a professionall paint store and get a product called stripper, in an aerosol can, same kind of stuff, it stripps anything and EVERYTHING, so wear good gloves and try to have good ventilation
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i have used that stuff, but if you dont wipe right away it tends to just stick eveywhere.. when working with metal, its a hell of alot easier to just sand it.. if you sand the paint that is already on there the new paint will stick to it.. paint sticks to to paint better than to just metal. so you have one coat on already.. just sand it up and respray. you will be ok.


trust me, its alot better than stripping it.. if you dont wear thick gloves it will burn your hands.
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i painted them red, i had them done for me by a shop the first time, with the vht and it looked ok, im wishing i never touched it but the i used the redline tuning kit they sell, it looked sweet, but i put too much on the first one which was the only messed up one, and it wasnt to to bad but with in a day it got worse and wrinkled and now a back one wrinkled too, so im just gonna strip them to stock and leave em B, i wasted $100 so far and its really not worth it to me anymore, sanding would take 3 days to get in all the cracks and creveses the stripper will get into everything. i went to napa and got some stripper for auto's ill be trying it on sunday. thanks for the help guys.
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do you have a dremel? something like that can help get in to the hard to reach areas.

with what ever you use.. i hope all works out for you!
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thank you very much ill post back when im done. i hope it works out also...
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if you can.. maybe post some pictures?

how did the brake drums turn out?
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