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painted brake calipers #119857 Mar 8, 5:06pm Mar 8, 5:06pm
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painted brake calipers
yea i kno it is an very easy mod, but wat i wanted to kno is who painted theirs and did they take their calipers off. i am goin to do mine and i was goin to leave them on and just cover everything around it.
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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119858 Mar 8, 5:07pm Mar 8, 5:07pm
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No need to remove them.

Also, if you haven't already bought the paint, I know of a GREAT brand. I used it on my last car and I've already purchased some for the celica (I just need to get off my ass and go paint laughsilly)

http://www.brakecaliperpaint.com/


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119859 Mar 8, 5:15pm Mar 8, 5:15pm
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yea i just went to pepboys and got one there 6.99 style cheers


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119860 Mar 8, 5:25pm Mar 8, 5:25pm
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Originally Posted by round2gts
yea i just went to pepboys and got one there 6.99 style cheers


idunnoyou get what you pay for.

The link I gave comes with brake cleaner, brushes, gloss and paint. It's a total package, and high quality.

I've seen too many of the "high temp. paint" from auto stores flake and peel off over time. It's your choice, though.


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119861 Mar 8, 6:05pm Mar 8, 6:05pm
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I've painted mine with high temp paint serveral times..and no problems with flaking..just give it enough coats and make sure its high temp paint..i just got mine powdercoated recently though and looks much better thumbsup

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119862 Mar 8, 6:05pm Mar 8, 6:05pm
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thanks for the link Evan, I will be doing this as well after I get new slotted rotors and SSBL's thumbsup

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: Sultan] #119863 Mar 8, 6:39pm Mar 8, 6:39pm
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i gto my g2 paint from ebay for half that price .. twice now once for jetta and now for the celica


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: Sultan] #119864 Mar 8, 6:41pm Mar 8, 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
thanks for the link Evan, I will be doing this as well after I get new slotted rotors and SSBL's thumbsup


You won't be disappointed tasty


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: Evan] #119865 Mar 8, 10:30pm Mar 8, 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by round2gts
yea i just went to pepboys and got one there 6.99 style cheers


idunnoyou get what you pay for.

The link I gave comes with brake cleaner, brushes, gloss and paint. It's a total package, and high quality.

I've seen too many of the "high temp. paint" from auto stores flake and peel off over time. It's your choice, though.

Nice! thumbsup
P.S.I painted my brake calipers with High temp paint ($6)from an auto store and it was looks good for more than a year...

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119866 Mar 10, 8:25pm Mar 10, 8:25pm
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yea i painted mine today. not the smartest thing that i have ever done. it started out great with outside temp at 50. but when i got to the two back one around 5 the temp fell to 35. not wat you should be painting in lol. but i brought it in the garage and finished her up and the front two look great. the back two need a couple more coats and thats all.


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119867 Mar 10, 8:43pm Mar 10, 8:43pm
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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: Evan] #119868 Mar 11, 12:23am Mar 11, 12:23am
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by round2gts
yea i just went to pepboys and got one there 6.99 style cheers


idunnoyou get what you pay for.

The link I gave comes with brake cleaner, brushes, gloss and paint. It's a total package, and high quality.

I've seen too many of the "high temp. paint" from auto stores flake and peel off over time. It's your choice, though.


Damn i wish i would have known about this before i painted mine. they look alright but they aren't glossy like i wanted them to be. i want them to stand out more. Great link


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: JAY-C] #119869 Mar 11, 6:32am Mar 11, 6:32am
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i used high temp paint.. and it looks professional... i gave it about 5 or 6 coats.. it looks nice

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: JAY-C] #119870 Mar 11, 9:19am Mar 11, 9:19am
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one stupid question tho...

do you just take your rims off and spray the paint on calipers? wont the paint get on somewhere else on the car?

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: booyaolian] #119871 Mar 11, 9:34am Mar 11, 9:34am
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
one stupid question tho...

do you just take your rims off and spray the paint on calipers? wont the paint get on somewhere else on the car?


The link I posted comes with a brush, no spraying involved.

But, if you do use the spray kind, just get some newspaper and mask off the area really well.


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: Evan] #119872 Mar 11, 11:23am Mar 11, 11:23am
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cover everything other than the caliper with newspaper, cover a bit of your fender too... just to be careful

use 1200 degree paint and spray about 6 coats, then spray on about 4 coats of high temp clear coat.


Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119873 Mar 11, 2:39pm Mar 11, 2:39pm
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yea i think i might and try to paint my black wink


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Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119874 Mar 11, 2:46pm Mar 11, 2:46pm
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When it comes to red paint, is their a limited amount of shades out there? Or can you find a variety? I want a deep red color and not so much "bozo the clown" red. LoL happywink

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: anGeLLe] #119875 Mar 11, 3:01pm Mar 11, 3:01pm
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Originally Posted by anGeLLe
When it comes to red paint, is their a limited amount of shades out there? Or can you find a variety? I want a deep red color and not so much "bozo the clown" red. LoL happywink


there are a few shades, not as many as usuall because most high temp paints only come in basic colors.

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119876 Mar 11, 3:16pm Mar 11, 3:16pm
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Im gonna paint mine this weekend. I have a GT so the problem is that i only have front calipers. Ive seen other cars that have the rear drums painted, but i dont think it looks good. Would painting just the front 2 look ok ?

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: StoneSour] #119877 Mar 11, 6:15pm Mar 11, 6:15pm
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Originally Posted by StoneSour
Im gonna paint mine this weekend. I have a GT so the problem is that i only have front calipers. Ive seen other cars that have the rear drums painted, but i dont think it looks good. Would painting just the front 2 look ok ?


yes thumbsup

Re: painted brake calipers [Re: round2gts] #119878 Mar 11, 7:02pm Mar 11, 7:02pm
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look i took the rim of and i scrubed my calipers hardcore with a metal brush to get all of the dirt off. masked off the area with a paper bag and masking tape. and sprayed a thin coat. then waited about 3-4 min and did another. i did 5 good coats. i reconmmend at least 4. then i let them sit for 20-30 min to completely dry and set. put the tires on tight and ur ready to go.

the paint i used was Plasti-kote Brake Caliper Paint. i used the red (which after the 5 costs does have a gloss to it). good to 900 degree f and can be used on ur engine block too (i don't but you can). The red is bozo the clown red and does draw attention to it. the Can can do all four calipers in 5 coats. i did heavy coats (which isn't the best way) and still have a little bit left that i am going to touch them up a lil more because i got a lil left.

the reaction in skool today was mostly did you get new rims. no joke. i said that they were stock and they were shocked. haven't gotten any negitive raction for anybody yet. some said that they wouldhave liked yellow better but it don't bother me.

Advice is take ur time and do a good job. also if you can get all four wheels in the air it will make it ten time easier than me and the stock jack lol.

simple, easy, no help needed, adds at the min 20 hp and stops 10 ft faster a sec. happywink

pics are comming soon because i am about to take them, and try to figure out how you post them


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