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Old 04-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Painted brake calipers

So I am thinking of painting my brake calipers and possibly drums. I was thinking of doing black calipers because I have a silver car.
So lets see some pictures. List the kit you used, how long you let it sit when you were done, and how it is holding up so far.
So lets see the paint!!


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i used brake clean and a hand grinder to clean them up, then no store around me had any caliper paint so i used a gloss engine paint and i let it sit for like 2 hours and bam done, and its holding up good, no crack chips or anything, looks like i just painted them

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sprayed mine with brake aprts cleaner and used the ceramic caliper paint(=



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Old 04-12-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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Painted mine RED with the VHT Caliper Paint but before painting it I also used VHT Caliper Cleaner (basically a wax & grease remover)... btw crice what type of tires do you have? just noticed them are they racing tires?







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^^^

Wow man, that sure is a hack way of doig a nice job... Props on painting your calipers, but good luck getting them apart to replace the pads without ruining your paint.

I always thought the proper way to do it was to remove the caliper from the car, pull the pads and then start your prep....

Crice8 - what size are those Falkens? They look a little fat on there, but it is probably an illusion due to the wheels matching the tire color and the way the rim is profiled...
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Falken ziex performance tires. and i have the exact 16" tire size that 16" model wheel focus came with. mine had 15" se wheels originally but i went with 16" rotas because the 16" tires are much cheaper than 17" tires. they are 205/50/16
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I always thought the proper way to do it was to remove the caliper from the car, pull the pads and then start your prep....
You are correct but 90% of modders do it the lazy way.
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You are correct but 90% of modders do it the lazy way.
Yeah and the "lazy way" isn't risking anything really if you do a good job at masking. For most things though I always recommend removing the part before painting it, though calipers not so much. Just be careful and take your time.
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Well, judging by the new color of your knuckle and brake line, I would say you didn't do a good job at masking

Although, it is hard to tell, you may have a bit of genius in ya if you put that wire loom over the brake hose to prevent it from getting painted...
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #10
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Yeah but like I said those things didn't really affect me if they got over painted, it won't damage it and it's not visible once the strut is reassembled (that was when I was installing my new suspension springs btw) plus the wheel only makes the caliper show.
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