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Old 01-05-2005   #1  
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Question Painting caliper/drums

I was wondering if it was expensive painting you drums or calipers. Ive seen a special paint somewhere but i forget where ive seen it. Does anyone know where i can get it and how much. thanks
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theres a caliper painting kit at walmart for $15. lol
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Hey you picking on walmart i work there lol. Is it worth a dang?
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lol u work there and u dont even kno what products u carry? -__= tsk tsk shame..... and no, haha im not making fun of walmart, i luv it. hellah cheap **** there, saves me $$

nvr tried it. just my 2cents but everyone that ive seen that tried to paint their own calipers (a number of em use a brush instead of spray) it hasnt come out looking the greatest. from far away i guess its koo. but up close its a bit weird lookin. mine as well get them powercoated. that'll look very nice.
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where could i get that done at? yeah i work at walmart pushin carts outside so i dont every product lol haha but it pays the bills lol and what color should i get i was thinking like red? thanks for your help
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hm.. what color is ur car?

as for coating it, ive got no clue..... since i havent done it before. but im guessing an autobody paint shop can do it?
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just go to kragen and buy some engine paint. i painted mine a year ago, and only notice minimal fading.
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i painted mine with a spray engine paint. i used the duplicolor metalcast red paint. its got a good shine and is a little darker than other kits. i tried using the kit from walmart but it came out very uneven and with alot of brush strokes. also the crappy brush they give you starts to fall apart and leaves bristles in the paint. if you buy the spray, you will probably need 2 cans to get the front and back. just make sure you get a good cleaner and scrub first. also if you go with spray make sure you dont need a primer to get it to stick. also if you get any overspray on the rotors or anything you can use the cleaner to get it right off.
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yea, make sure to not to get the paint onto your rotors and brake pads.. it can be a mess.
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I bought caliper paint from summit racing, 7-8 dollars. Then I used regular clear coat and it came out real nice. It last a long time too
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Spend the money and get em powder coated...do it right!
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Spend the money and get em powder coated...do it right!
err.... it would to probably take too much effort to take the calipers off and get them power coated. i guess if you are hardcore
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so what color should i get its an all silver car, but i want it to stand out so i thought red always looked good.
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red it always good. i got mine done at a body shop for free when i dropped off my car there to install my rotors.
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so what color should i get its an all silver car, but i want it to stand out so i thought red always looked good.
here's when NFUG comes in handy. just go into the game and see which color looks good.
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My car is silver and when I upgrade to Brembo discs and calipers I intend on having the calipers powered-coated blue.
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well look... a month ago a friend and i just has paint it with the calipert kit that walmarts sell
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its really easy
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I painted my calipers and drums on my first ride a long time ago blue and just used spray paint that was heat resistant or something like that. I used a wire wheel and cleaned it up real good and then painted. it was super easy and is so so easy to keep clean. I think I used "ford blue" or something like that. when I ever get rims I'm painting mine red. =)
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you must do these steps to insure it will last.
1. sand caliper and rotor with sand paper.
2. use brake parts cleaner,making sure they are very clean.
3. apply coats every 20- 30 min, depending on temp.
4. then clear coat them the same amount.
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i want to do this also, sometime in the spring. i saw this nice color at walmart. It was like a brownish gunmetal. It was totally sicc. but then again people won't notice it. i am really thinking this one or red..... my car is ssm as well
btw so is it definately easier to just paint the caliper w/o taking it off? then just use cleaner to get the rest off the rotors. what kind of cleaning materials will work for this?
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just use brake cleaner to clean the rotors. and if you paint dark colors, i think most ppl will just think they are covered up with brake dust. haha
like i have silver rims and I don't clean them that often, from away, they look like gunmetal colors.
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yeah i think im going to go with red cuz that looks the best and it stands out. thanks a bunch to everyone who posted. and thanks el ben2 for the pics
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I never used any clear coat and it stayed shiny and super clean. I loved it. don't bother w/ buying a kit. Just get the heat resistant paint. it works great
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any heat (hightemp) resistant paint will work? I will look for the engine high temp paints. Do you guys paint with the rotors left on, or do you take them off? How hard would it be to take them off an paint? I would rather do that, to make sure I get everything evenly. I dont like the idea of using a spray paint right next to my paint. Thanks for any answers!
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u mean take off your caliper off to paint? i think u have to disconnect some brake lines.. but if u want to take off the disc rotor, it isn't that hard.
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i left mine on when i sprayed them. i used a lot of newspaper and tape though to make sure i kept it off the paint. if you leave it on make sure you run some paper about 3 feet in every direction of the wheel well just for good measure. i also covered all of my suspension peices. i did get some paint on the rotor, but caliper cleaner got it right off.
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