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Old 09-16-2008, 02:53 AM   #1
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Caliper Paint . . . What To Use? What Color?

Has anyone painted their brake calipers? What did you use and how has it held up? I was in Autozone this past weekend and noticed Duplicolor has two products: aerosol or a paint kit for the calipers.

Just looking for advice on what to use and what color to use for my indigo ink pearl Taco as well as any feedback from anyone whose used them. The colors I'm considering are blue, red or yellow. Right now I'm leaning towards yellow.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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on my last car i owned, a vw gti, i painted mine with the duplicolor aerosol paint. it went on good and lasted as long as i had the car (about a year or so). as for color im not sure red would look good cause its bright red not the red your truck is. id go with yellow to
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do you have these done i would like to see some pics if you do
becasue i really want to paint my calipers but idk how they will turn out with diffrent products
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just a heads up.....i have 2 brand new aerosol cans of plasticote red brake caliper paint that i can send someone if they need some good paint. i was gonna use it on my 06, but got lazy and never did it. i have no use for the cans now.
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what kind of bike do you have?

im a honda guy
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yeah i dont got a sportbike right now. i bought the taco instead i wish i had a 600 but i have to wait till summer when i get my big checks!
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Here's the finished product . . . I did it last weekend before the 50 deg weather hit here in Ohio. I like it but wish I could do something with the rear drums. I thought about painting "TRD" in red on them but was running out of daylight. I realized after I did it that I had michigan colors which is not a good thing in OSU territory but I didn't want to do red.

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yeah i dont got a sportbike right now. i bought the taco instead i wish i had a 600 but i have to wait till summer when i get my big checks!
I bought the double R about a year ago (and put about 15K miles on it...=) Just worked out the truck by trading in the wifes old car. They look good together- All black and red.


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Here's the finished product . . . I did it last weekend before the 50 deg weather hit here in Ohio. I like it but wish I could do something with the rear drums. I thought about painting "TRD" in red on them but was running out of daylight. I realized after I did it that I had michigan colors which is not a good thing in OSU territory but I didn't want to do red.

That looks pretty good man- That yellow really does come out at ya. You can go with caliper paint on the drums. Either yellow for the color and the protection or just black for the protection.

Good work tho- looks great man!!
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thouse are sexy!
how many pistons are in your calipers?
i have 4 in each and i was reather surprised
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That looks pretty good man- That yellow really does come out at ya. You can go with caliper paint on the drums. Either yellow for the color and the protection or just black for the protection.

Good work tho- looks great man!!
Thanks. If I paint the drums it'll probably be black because I think if they're yellow, it might not look right (as in too much yellow behind the rear tire). I'm still undecided but at least the drums can be removed and I can sand blast them and paint them off of the truck.



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how many pistons are in your calipers?
i have 4 in each and i was reather surprised
I'm not positive but I think they're dual piston.
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ok

why go with painting your drumbs?

it would look sick but i would much rather go with upgraded brakes and then paint all the cali's the same

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it would look nice. i dont have wheels that really expose my drums and calis so i think i might stay the same. braking wise its all in the hands of my wallet.

anyone have pics of painted drums?
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I'd think the only reason you'd NEED disks on the rear of a pickup is if you do a lot of towing or putting a lot of weight in the bed.

I painted my calipers red to match the truck. The drums I just shot black. Doesn't distract from the wheels that way.
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how many cans did it take?
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really encourage using "high heat" paint if possible.
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