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DIY Painting Brake Calipers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by NumNutz, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Jul 5, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    So my newest project was to paint my brake calipers. It turned out really great in my opinion.

    First Step:

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    Dupli-Color Caliper Paint kit

    I actually got one with red paint and didn't want to use that so I got another spray can of black caliper paint. The paint that comes in the kit is brush on not spray on.

    Second:

    Take your wheel off. (Use jack stands) I didn't have any.

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    Third:

    Use the spray cleaner that comes in the kit and a plastic brush or toothbrush to scrap all the dirt away. Mine definitely wasn't perfect. You just want to get all the stuff off that would make the paint flake off. I spent probably 20 minutes scrubbing each side.

    Forth:

    Tape off the part the caliper covers and the part that could get paint on the rotors. Also cut out some cardboard to place around the outside.

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    Fifth:

    Paint it up. Following the directions. The spray can was basically wait 10 minutes between each coat.

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    Sixth:

    Put the wheel back on and hope you didn't screw it up.

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    Disclaimer:

    If you f-ed up your brakes somehow it's not my fault.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    nice write up
     
  3. Jul 5, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    You should do your wheels next...
     
  4. Jul 5, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    Thanks

    I know I know...
     
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