|09-01-2013 08:13 AM|
|kensa36||nice...its an ez detail job...I bought some hi heat paint at pep boys made for calipers..gonna do my 13 hatch calipers today if the weather holds up...ill post some pics..I prefer to disassemble the brakes but not remove the brake hose.. takes a few minutes longer but keeps the paint where its spose to be..|
|08-12-2012 05:23 PM|
|08-12-2012 01:56 PM|
what color would you guys suggest on my focus brakes
i have a 00 harvest gold sedan, i put new drums on the back and am planning on painting them so they wont rust.
|11-15-2011 01:03 PM|
I did pretty much the same thing to my zx3&zx5. I used a high temp ceramic engine spray paint. It last for years...but its all about the prep! These look good nice job!
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|11-09-2011 09:03 PM|
I painted my front calipers silver using a caliper paint kit from the local auto parts store. The paint is high temp for brake parts, and it applies with a small brush. I really liked the way the paint "flowed" once the brush was touched to the caliper... made a nice even coating.
I first went over the caliper with a wire wheel on a die grinder to remove the surface rust. The paint kit came with a can of brake cleaner to remove any oils/grease.
Then use newspaper to mask like the original poster. I went ahead and sprayed a coat of primer, although the kit instructions didn't call for it. Turned out nice.
I left the rear drums alone. I really didn't want to paint them to actually draw attention to my (sad) drums. If I had painted them, I would have went with black to simply make them look newer and not so dirty/rusty.
|10-28-2011 08:40 PM|
|felixthecat||^^^^ mine too, I paint my rear caliper's year's ago maybe 6 year's or so. Nice looking SVT you have "bbcobra"|
|10-28-2011 08:34 PM|
|bbcobra||mine has been on there for about 3-4 years now and still look great. the brake dust just washes right off.|
|10-28-2011 08:00 PM|
Cobra brake's & be done w/ it! Red, black or silver
|10-28-2011 11:05 AM|
I used the G2 paint kit to do my calipers on the cobra.
It is an epoxy based paint and very tough. It would be much better than regular paint but not as tough as powdercoating. Powdercoat is cooked at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes so you cant have any rubber seals left in there.
I plan to paint the ones on the focus when ever I redo the brakes.
Oh, If you paint the rotors it will make a huge difference also. I painted mine while still on the car. Just use painters tape to mask the pad surfaces and bolts. remove the calipers. Dont forget to also get the outside of the rotor and fins. Mine were like this for about 3 years and still looked pretty good when I replace them last year with new rotors.
|10-27-2011 10:45 PM|
|cross slot engineer||powder coating involves dip degrease , acid clean, to etch and 200 degrees centigrade oven cook and depending on carefullness of your chosen shop , can leave some powder inside holes and threads that is hard to remove and requires careful inspection on reassembly, be careful with this.|
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