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Old 05-05-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Painted my calipers

Finally got enough good weather to paint my brakes... more pics to follow.

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Here's a full car shot...wish it was a bit better photo but it looks better with color to me.


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Old 05-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #2
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Nice job!
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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Looking good.....it's even better because you did it vs someone else

Good job! What paint did you use? What did you use to remove the paint from the letters? When I did mine I used a wire wheel on a drimmel tool.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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very nice!
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:54 AM   #5
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I used Dupi-Color paint and a razor blade to remove the paint from the letters after a day of curing time. Came out better than I expected. I also left the calipers on the car and used several different size brushes so that i could get into the smaller areas. One caliper at a time...finished within one hour for each caliper.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:14 AM   #6
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Looks great! I sprayed mine with high temp engine paint, but next time I think I will do the same with the caliper paint.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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Thx for the feedback...
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #8
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I did my C5 with rustoleum professional paint....lasted 13 years til I traded it.....cheap way to get a great result. Heck I even painted the back of the brake pads blue.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #9
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Much better
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #10
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Nice job, they look good.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #12
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #13
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Looks terrific and a nice mod especially since you did it yourself. A real sense of accomplishment.....!!
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #14
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Looks very nice. Paint your rotors too and it will look even better.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #15
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Mrc100,

Looks great!! How many coats of paint did you apply to each caliper, and how long between coats.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:11 PM   #16
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Nice finish, looks very professional. I used rattle can brake paint I got from Pep Boys. I only painted the calapers, when I change the rotors I will paint the brackets.
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You did a really great job!

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
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Mrc100,

Looks great!! How many coats of paint did you apply to each caliper, and how long between coats.

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Bob
Bob, I basically took my time painting from the top of each brake to the bottom and then when back to the top and started a second coat. So I have about 4 coats on each rotor. The instructions state to either finish the painting in one hour or wait 5 days. I'm not kidding so I just kept working a single rotor until i had uniform coverage which took about an hour. The humidity was pretty low for rochester and i think that helped.

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Looks great!

Proves that you don't have to send it to a powdercoater or pay core charge.
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