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Old 02-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Painting Brake Calipers

Doea anyone know where there is a how-to on painting brake calipers?

I was just wondering, because when the weather gets nice I am going to do this...

as well as probably buy some lowering springs... thanks!


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Old 02-27-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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i bought a lil kit thing at autozone for like $15. it came with everything you need: instructions, brake cleaner, paint, paint brush, tape, and a few other things. its pretty easy to do
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ok cool... thanks... next warm day here we come
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All you need is brake parts cleaner and VHT brake caliper paint(in a spray can). Get some plastic bags or something, and masking tape to mark off everything you DON'T want to get paint on. After you're sure everything BUT the brake caliper is safe, spray lightly. Apply a thin coat, let dry. Do this a few times on each one. Worked for me on my late Mustang. I'm going to be doing it on the Focus here this next week(spring break!). Should be fun. It's in no way hard, and you'll enjoy doing it. Just make sure you tape off/protect everything you don't want painted! Lol... Good luck.
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yea i just jacked up each corner one at a time and then pulled off each wheel then used newspaper and masking tape came out good
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Moved to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension"
There's a couple "How To" threads, along with several other info threads on painting calipers in those forums.
Lemme see what I can find...
Here, check this one:
painting brake calipers

If you search in this forum area for "paint AND caliper" at least a couple hundred threads show up.

And...I fixed your title. (had a couple odd symbols instead of letters)
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i bought a lil kit thing at autozone for like $15. it came with everything you need: instructions, brake cleaner, paint, paint brush, tape, and a few other things. its pretty easy to do
I did the same thing and it turned out great, I also bought a wire brush to brush the calipers good before spraying them down. it cost me a total of 18 dollars, well worth the look it gives the car.
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I would recomend picking that kit up as well. Be sure to clean them well. Prep is very important. Good luck
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