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Old 07-21-2007, 12:49 PM   #26
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Polished Brembos? Interesting...
I should say bare alumimum, haha.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #27
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Meh- hit them with a couple of clear coats, paint in the logo in color of choice (cut-out/stencil method), then another clear coat.

+1 for the only set of "stainless aluminum" brembos in your state!

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:06 AM   #28
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Have you ran the brakes hard at the track? Any idea how well the paint would hold up under extremes?
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:59 AM   #29
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With plans of doing mine within the next year, I bought VHT Flameproof paint (here). The description everywhere claims 1500°F but the flat black label on Summit's site says 2000°F .

Anyone have any idea about the temp specs of the factory Brembo paint?
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:14 PM   #30
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Now that some time has passed... how are the decals holding up?
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:18 PM   #31
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The guy i sold em to still has em on his GC8.

He has used em as hard as he can and has had no issues with them whatsoever.

They still look just as good as they did the day i painted them
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #32
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I am going to try the same techniques with the USDM 06/07 4 pots
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:20 PM   #33
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is there anything wrong with painting over the stock color? i'm lazy to strip the paint.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:50 PM   #34
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Those are beautiful!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:51 PM   #35
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Okay guys...

My quick guide to painting the Brembo calipers.

Ive sold these calipers but i thought id paint them for the new owner before they go

1) Remove calipers from the car and drain as much brake fluid from the calipers as possible. I blew mine gently through with an airline at a low pressure.

2) Place rubber/plastic caps in all fluid apertures to protect them from any paint/clear ingress.

3) Remove the pad retaining pins, anti rattle clips and pads (Wash these separately)

4) Wash the calipers in a tank full of degreaser with a stiff brush working off every last bit of dirt and dust.

5) Using a torx socket, remove the screws that secure the stainless pad sliders. These are inbound of the calipers and will easily be seen once the calipers are clean. There are 4 of these and then the 4 stainless slide plates will just fall out.
(Note- The torx drives in the top of the screws will be full of dust/dirt. Using a scribe etc, pick out the dirt/dust to get a good clean location with the torx driver. Failing to do this could cause you to strip out the head of the torx screw)

6) With the slide plates removed there will be lots of hidden dirt behind them. Give the calipers another good scrub in the degreaser.
(Continue to clean the calipers until they are as clean as you can possibly get them)

7) Using some 360 wet/dry, key up all of the caliper surfaces. Take you’re time to do this as you’re end results will depend on the level prep at this stage. If you have stone chips, just rub them back until the edges of the pain chips are as smooth as possible.
You will find that under the OEM gold paint coating there is a black anodize coating. DO NOT REMOVE this coating. It is there to act as an etch to the aluminium on the caliper.

(Spend plenty of time prepping your calipers. Once complete you should see nothing on the surface that’s glossy. If it is you have not keyed the coating enough and your paint will not adhere properly)

8) Once happy that your calipers are prepped for paint, mask off the pistons and dust seals and trim to a neat circle around each of the dust seals.

9) Now you’re ready for painting. The calipers are very heavy and difficult to mount so I did it like this... you may liek to mount them differently.

Find yourself an old round plastic dustbin that will easily accommodate your calipers. Using 2 lengths of 10mm dia bar. Slot the lengths of bar through the caliper mounting holes and rest them across the top of the dustbin edge. They will act as a bridge and you will be able to have the calipers either upside down or right way up resting on top of the dustbin. The lengths of bar will act as a bridge on the dustbin and securely hold the calipers in position. The dustbin also collects 90% of your overspray.

10) Before painting give the calipers a good wipe over with some brake/clutch cleaner and a lint free cloth to remove any last traces of grease or oil.

11) Okay... now for the painting,

Always spray in a warm/dry and well ventilated area and always use a paint mask.

The calipers were then coated in 2 coats of Sperex VHT black spray and the 2 coats of Sperex VHT clear spray. Both of these are rated to approx 650 deg C. After the 2 light coats of black I left the calipers to stand and harden for at least 24 hours before applying the 2 layers of clearcote.



The clearcote was then left for 48 hours to harden before applying the new Brembo decals.

Once the new decals have been applied I gave the calipers another fresh coat of clear to seal in the decals.

Once you have finished painting, stand the calipers in a warm dry environment for at least another 48 hours before touching them.

You can now reassemble your calipers and use them as is, however as instructed I chose to put my calipers in the oven on a low heat, approx 100 deg C for about an hour. This cures the paint to provide its maximum durability. I reassembled them after the baking process was complete.

So there you have it. One set of shiny new Brembos


THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:04 AM   #36
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is it safe to put them in the oven like that with the piston boots in place?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:24 AM   #37
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I used the stenciled method when painting mine. Just paint the caliper color then apply the stencil over the color. Then paint your logo color, remove the logo stencil while the color is still tacky. Let flash till dry to the touch then apply clear.









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Old 05-05-2009, 12:35 PM   #38
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Can you buy a pre-cut stencil, or did you make it?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:16 PM   #39
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:27 AM   #40
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thank you for the information!! These type of threads save up tight wads some money!
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:28 PM   #41
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Thanks to the original poster!!! I followed this almost step by step and here is a before and after pic.

Before (Prepped to paint)


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Old 05-15-2009, 03:47 PM   #42
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Thanks to the original poster!!! I followed this almost step by step and here is a before and after pic.

Before (Prepped to paint)


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\wow, very sick. love that color
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #43
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thanks a lot man. I really wanted something different and a little out of the ordinary. Im glad the color scheme worked out as planned.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:20 PM   #44
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Curious your trick from getting the oil to not leak everywhere.

When you were doing it did you have a bolt with 2 washers and a nut?

Thanks,
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #45
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Just want to add to this already great thread. I bought a set of gold brembos...had them stripped and powdercoated. Here is the end result. Had a hell of a time trying to get the dust boots seated all the way. Anyone who has done this please chime in; are the dust boots suppose to sit completely flush or will they be raised a little bit. I keep on trying to press them in but the will not go down any further. You can kind of see what I'm referring to in the pictures below, on the picture of the rear caliper you can clearly see the piston and dust boot.

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #46
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im having trouble removing the o-ring that goes around the piston. i know theres a small hole to use but i dont want to rip the o-ring. how can i take it off without tearing it?
oh, and what did u use to clean the calipers, remove the dirt and paint?im confused in the paint thing, do i use a thinner from ACEhardware or.....?
thx for the help.

wat kind of paint was that flat silver looking one, with the black decal??thx
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:10 PM   #47
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im having trouble removing the o-ring that goes around the piston. i know theres a small hole to use but i dont want to rip the o-ring. how can i take it off without tearing it?
oh, and what did u use to clean the calipers, remove the dirt and paint?im confused in the paint thing, do i use a thinner from ACEhardware or.....?
thx for the help.

wat kind of paint was that flat silver looking one, with the black decal??thx
The ring that is inside the piston chamber wall or the boot that is externally visible? My dust boots were pretty shot and were extremely brittle so I just ripped those bad boys out. The internal seals came out fairly easy, i just used my fingers since an metal tools may damage the piston chamber which would be pretty bad. Do you want to clean them and then paint them or do you just want to clean them up and put them back on your car? The paint that is on the calipers is pretty tough so to clean them you can use any degreaser really but obviously test it in an small area on the back of the caliper just in case you grabbed a crazy degreaser that somehow messes up the finish. If you plan on stripping the calipers and repainting them then just use any strong degreaser. I believe at the top of this thread someone posted instructions on how to clean and strip the calipers. In my case I actually had my calipers done by a company called Embee Performance in Orange County, California. They did a great job in my opinion. They actually chemically stipped the calipers and then powdercoated them and even applied a layer of clear coat. The Brembo logo is just a Metallic Silver high temp decal. The color of the paint was called Smoke Silver.


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Old 09-14-2009, 02:57 AM   #48
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Anybody know what stencil sizes to order? I know the back is a 2in, but is the front the 3 or 3.25?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:12 AM   #49
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Here's how I refinished my brembos, all done in powdercoat including the logo. Thanks to Martin @ liquidpowdercoats.com

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awesome thread!
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