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painting rear brake drums

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AK27, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    AK27

    AK27 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey everyone:),

    well i posted a pic on a previous thread about my rims and i really noticed how bad the rear brake drums look (rusted badly:eek:). i am planning on wire brushing them to get as much of the rust off as i can and painting them black. now my question is, will wire brushing be enough to get the rust off and what kind of paint is the best choice for this application?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    sand blasting is probably what you need to do. and for the paint get some heat resistant paint.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    when i did mine, I just wire brushed it and sprayed some flat black krylon on it. It works, but I have to do it every couple of years.

    If you have access to a decent compressor, you can wire wheel it and then paint it with a nice high temp paint
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    cool, thanks guys! definitely something i am gonna get done ASAP...i hate seeing rust on my truck!
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    We ALL do man:(;)
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Why not brush them first then spray some rust eater paint on them before painting them. That will kill any rust that you couldn't get off by brushing.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    wire brush them..........clean them with lacquer thinner, then paint with a good heat resistant paint.....such as bbq grill paint. im gonna do mine in the next few weekends....mine are rusty as hell.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Thats true. When you apply paint to your drums its like a brick wall, nothing can get out of it. But if there is a little bit of rust then its like jail doors where air can move around and be at different temperatures.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    so you guys dont really recommend paintin them? so should i just wire brush off the rust?
     
  10. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Hey man its your truck, you do what ya feel. Yeah that would work just nicely.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    lol just trying to do whats best and hear out everyone's opinions!
     
  12. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    And thats what were here for
     
  13. Feb 12, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    lol so this is one of the times rust is actually good??:eek::p
     
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