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Old 01-22-2006, 09:53 PM
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Does anyone have any pointers on painting my brakes? im thinking about painting them red with the dupli color brake paint kit. im gonna run to autozone or somthing to see if they have it. just wanted to get some pointers before i do it. does anyone have any pics if they painted their brakes?
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Old 01-22-2006, 09:58 PM
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i know eman0007 did his green
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:03 AM
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Clean is the name of the game here, any dust/dirt/oil/rust/crap will make them peel after a few weeks.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:21 AM
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Clean is the name of the game here, any dust/dirt/oil/rust/crap will make them peel after a few weeks.
Or not stick at all.

I tried painting some brakes that wern't very clean, and the paint didnt stick for anything. Im going to just buy new calipers, hit them with some brake cleaner, and try again
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Are you taking the calipers apart to paint them or just masking them off?

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Old 01-23-2006, 02:30 AM
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i painted my calibers about 2 years ago with duplicolor form autozone. i started by removing the wheel then sanding the calipers (while they were still on the car) to get all teh dirt dust and loose metal off. Then blew the dust off and taped off ne thing that i didnt want blue (its fine if u get the paint on the rotors, the paint will be gone as soon u tap the breaks) and sprayed a couple of coats on let it dry and blam they were done. The whole thing takes about 30 mins a caliper and they still look like new after all this use dont be scared of all these long processes its not worth it same result as errthing else

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i had a bad case of this. i didnt use dupli color. i just used this spray paint that is supposed to stand up to 500* temp. i used a buffer on the calipers first and made them shiny silver so i knew they were clean. then i sprayed break cleaner on them, let them dry, and then started adding coats. i put 5 coats on each caliper. this was done about a 2 months ago and they look like crap now. i wouldnt recommend it really. unless your going to be able to clean them everytime you wash your car. i would have to clean mine with a tooth brush.
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Are you taking the calipers apart to paint them or just masking them off?

Jim
im just gonna ttry to do it with them on. ill clean them like hell then ill put a couple coats on. can i just spray brake cleaner on them? and scrub?
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Does anyone have any pointers on painting my brakes?
don't paint the shiny part
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