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Old 07-19-2002, 06:16 PM   #1
Timmay
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Painting the calipers took a lot more time than I wanted to spend. Honk next time you see me!

http://66.28.54.67:2345/wrx/calipers/

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Old 07-19-2002, 07:06 PM   #2
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How long did it take you?
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Old 07-19-2002, 07:09 PM   #3
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im pretty much a noob and wanted to know how you did that? what kind of paint did you use and did you have to complete remove the caliper to get them painted? thanks, and sorry for my noob suckness.
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Old 07-19-2002, 08:14 PM   #4
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It took around 4 hours to do the work including jacking the car up, removing the wheels, partially removing the calipers (I left the brake lines plugged in) , painting 2 coats, and putting everything back together again. I had my dear wife following me around putting on a second coat of paint after I put on the first. It would've taken much longer if I did it alone. Its probably worth noting that I was being pretty anal about getting it right and taking my time. It took 24 hours to dry.

I used an axle jack and four jack stands to get the car off the ground. To remove the wheels I used a torque wrench. To remove the calipers I used regular old tools. Once you get going its pretty intuitive.

I used a brake caliper specific paint kit from Folitec. There's a place in Broomfield off 287 just north of 36 called Autosport Works that sells the kit for $55. The paint is actually an epoxy you have to mix. Its pretty thick so I doubt it will chip. The kit comes with brake cleaner and pretty detailed instructions. It was worth the money.

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Old 07-20-2002, 04:27 AM   #5
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Larry sells paint as well....thats were I got mine from.....$44 aint bad.

http://www.imprezars.com/product2.htm#g2caliperpaint

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Old 07-24-2002, 12:38 PM   #6
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You can do it for cheaper by just using high temp engine enamal. just go to pep boyz and pick out any color you want from the 1200 deg paints and it will set you back like five dollars. mad the mistake my first time of not takeing the calipers off. had to fix it later on. but just jack up the car take the calipers off ( I took them all the way off so they could get a through cleaning and then I put in new brake fluid and pads at the same time) hose them off with brake cleaner (Becareful if you don't remove all rubber and plastic, the brake cleaner will make those parts very brittle) allow to dry and they paint. You'll need at least two coats depending on how dark and how resistant you want them to be. All in all it shouldn't take that long to do, with drying it took me about 8 hours to do all that. not very hard and it just makes the car look so nice from the side or in motion
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