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Old 02-09-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
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Red Brake Calipers

Does anyone know where I can get red brake calipers for my Black SVT? DO they sell red brake calipers or do I have to paint them? If so, what paint is good in color texture (I want bright red so that they can be visible from a distance), paint durability, and heat resistance. Any suggestions about red calipers would help a lot.


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sounds like a cool idea I would also be interested in doing this
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:42 PM   #3
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My buddy did his with engine block paint and it looks good. He taped off everything and painted them right on the disc.
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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I wonder how much that would cost at a shop im not a real big DIY guy
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its real easy. I am going to do mine when it warms up. Just tape off..and put on a coat at a time and see how many it takes to look good. Going to a shop they could powder coat them for (this is a guess) 100 a side.. maybe 100 for both. Then they would last longer. I could be wrong.
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I want blue paint though not red so it matches the interior
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Powdercoating brake calipers is a pain because you have to take the caliper off the car...and reinstall and bleed the lines. Plus, depending on the method used to powdercoat, you have to protect the threads and pistons. It will look good when done, however.
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You can get a bunch of different colors from a store. Just DIY, maybe practice on something if you are not confident with your painting skills.
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http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/g2/caliper_paint.jsp found something good if it comes from tirerack i assume it must be good they seem to be a very reliable site
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Pep Boys (other stores too) sells brake caliper painting kits....pretty easy DIY.
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