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way to paint calipers?
Brisbane, Queensland
33 posts
Hi all

I'm thinking of painting my brake callipers but have been looking online for ways to do it. Most people say just spray paint them and mask the surroundings to ensure no paint gets on anything else. I was wondering if taking off the wheel and painting the calliper is the way to go, but I imagine that you would need to use special brush on paint and fully strip back the the wheel and remove the calliper. has anyone had any success or tried either way?
07:36pm 10/06/12 Permalink
07:36pm 10/06/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
9791 posts
Why wouldn't you just mask the surroundings? sounds faster and easier to get the same outcome....

plus why would you mess around with the brakes on a car if you didn't have to?!
07:39pm 10/06/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6564 posts
don't bother, it's very gay
08:03pm 10/06/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
16859 posts
so as i understand it, you are considering doing it without even taking the wheel off?

the paint you will need to do it comes in spray cans so there will be no brushes needed

when i did it i had the calipers off the car completely because i rebuilt the calipers in the process but the paint i used was s*** and never seemed to dry properly

if i did it again (apart from using a different pain) i would just leave the calipers on the car and take the wheel off (i thought taking the wheel off was a given no matter what) and just get some cardboard to hold around the back of the caliper behind where ever i spray to catch any overspray
08:26pm 10/06/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
20036 posts
09:21pm 10/06/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1289 posts
1. remove, brakes and pads.
2. clean, wire brush, turps
3. tape and protect
4. spray with heat resistant paint

I did my front calipers about 3 years ago, still look great.
09:29pm 10/06/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
15378 posts
I painted mine, but I also had them completely broken down in the process of a seal rebuild, cleaned up the calipers with a wire brush and grinder, masked off what needed, painted and put them in the oven to bake.
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