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felixthecat 11-03-2012 11:32 PM

Painting Brake Caliper's= Which paint brand to use?
 
I'd like to paint my caliper's & I see a few different paint systems= brush on & spraying. Any input on spraying & then adding clear? By the way, instead of going w/ Brembo Red, I'm going w/ black. I see G2 brush on is good w/ lasting, but it goes on & doesn't look good. Rustolem spray= anyone? Header paint? Thanx again.

Jtorch1116 11-03-2012 11:40 PM

I had Dupli-Color caliper paint used on several cars and they worked out fine, including a corvette and Xterra (red and black)

sam fisher 11-03-2012 11:41 PM

i have the g2 kit waiting in my house for spring! from what iv seen it looks great

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Blue5ive 11-03-2012 11:46 PM

Have heard the G2 kit is suppose to be excellent. I know people have also used a number of high temp paints from diff makers. Header, caliper, engine, metallics from duplicolor, rustoleum, vht and g2.

Zillon 11-04-2012 12:11 AM

I think the trick to the G2 is multiple coats.

iminhell 11-04-2012 12:18 AM

I'd say most anything depends on the correct paint (it has to withstand high temps) and the surface prep (it can't be dirty or greasy).
Odds are the many of that not so stellar long term results are from poor surface prep. Remove the caliper, cover the piston and line and wash the caliper down with Acetone, twice. Let it dry and then apply your paint of choice. Even a cheap paint will hold better if the prep is right.

And black, you really can't screw that up. And I don't think it's worth a whole lot of thought on brand. All blacks are pretty much equal. If it does chip a little, brake dust will hide them.

bedoya_d94 11-04-2012 12:36 AM

I would use VHT caliper paint.. its very durable and once you paint it you let it dry for 30 minutes, and take your car on a drive for 30mins to heat up the brakes in which it will bake the paint and cure it.

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peridigm 11-04-2012 08:09 AM

I bought DupliColor brush-on from Amazon. No over spray and the paint does not look brushed on after its dry. I couldn't be happier with the results. I removed the silver spring clip during painting. I only put on two coats because I was in a hurry. I have a ton of paint left over. I even let my friend use some to paint the calipers on his new Ford Raptor.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3463402/car...p/IMG_0921.jpg

Sniper Focus 11-04-2012 01:20 PM

I used VHT caliper spray paint on my old car and it stayed on for 5 years, no chipping or peeling, just the color sun faded a little.

I tried it again on the SVT and after many months it's holding up fine. The key is in the prep, get the caliper clean and the paint will last.

sam fisher 11-04-2012 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by peridigm (Post 4439012)
I bought DupliColor brush-on from Amazon. No over spray and the paint does not look brushed on after its dry. I couldn't be happier with the results. I removed the silver spring clip during painting. I only put on two coats because I was in a hurry. I have a ton of paint left over. I even let my friend use some to paint the calipers on his new Ford Raptor.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3463402/car...p/IMG_0921.jpg

that looks great


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