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Old 10-14-2002, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default Painting my brake calipers

I asked about this on scoobymods.com but maybe I'll get more feedback here.......my question: Is there a specific paint for painting brake calipers or will high temp paints in general work.....someone on the other thread said something about Plasticoat and it's ability to withstand temps to 900f.....
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Old 10-14-2002, 02:37 AM   #2
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yes
there are plenty of them especially designed for it....I can't remember what I used...it's name has something with honda...vteh...vtec, hella I forgot
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Old 10-14-2002, 10:18 AM   #3
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I used Engine paint. It worked out great! I just took my time and wrapped everthing in the wheelwell... and sprayed on 4 coats of paint on each caliper. Of course I didn't go all the way around and go the ENTIRE caliper, but one would have to lift the car to find that out.
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Old 10-14-2002, 02:53 PM   #4
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G2 or FoliaTec.

They both work very well. Some people think they are the same product.

Usually about $40.

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Old 10-14-2002, 03:03 PM   #5
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has anyone painted their brake calipers gold or bronze? any pix?
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Old 10-14-2002, 03:12 PM   #6
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High temp. engine paint (1200 degrees). $2.50/can.
Cheap and easy to do, it just takes a while. 5 coats on each caliper. Taping off everything is the worst part.
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:26 PM   #7
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G2 or FoliaTec.

They both work very well. Some people think they are the same product.

Usually about $40.

SAW

FoliaTec!! that's it
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Old 10-14-2002, 08:55 PM   #8
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VHT

they make a caliper specific spray paint series that is super glosssy, i love the stuff. it's very limited in colors though..........
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Old 10-14-2002, 09:24 PM   #9
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i used $1.19 stuff i got from home depot, its not high heat paint or anything and works fine for me
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Old 10-14-2002, 10:35 PM   #10
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I highly recommend caliper paint from VHT. It withstands up to 900 degrees F, resists brake dust and chemicals, and best of all...needs no primer! Just clean and spray. Here's the link VHT Paint

I did mine last week and I can't stop looking at them Cleaning and taping up the surrounding area takes awhile but it's worth it in the end. Took me about 3 hours per caliper. After 5 coats of paint it looks really nice and glossy and smooths out all the tiny imperfections of the caliper surface.
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Old 10-15-2002, 12:53 AM   #11
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i painted mine a bit ago..
used about 4 paints of engine paint..
instead of spraying though, I used styrofoam brushes to paint..
it's kind of a paint in the ass, but you can skip the taping off of the wheel well and don't have to worry about getting paint on the rest of your car.
I sprayed a little of the can into a plastic cup, and used the brushes.. i guess one advantage is that you can paint all the way around and the small parts of the brakes without goin buck wild with the tapes.
if i had a digital cam, i would post.. but.. i don't...
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Old 10-15-2002, 03:37 AM   #12
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Default Or you can powder coat them

I had my Subaru 4 pot brakes powder coated yellow to match some other engine parts that I had powder coated.
Check it out.
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Old 10-15-2002, 03:50 AM   #13
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Anyone do body color?
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Old 10-20-2002, 01:10 AM   #14
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I USED G2 CALIPER PAINT FROMA CALIFORNIA COMPANY. yOU CAN FIND USING SEARCH. MINE WAS BRUSHABLE. THERE WAS A CALIPER CLEANER, PAINT, AND CATALYST. u MIX THE PAINT AND HAVE 6 HOURS. I MIXED IN BATCHES. jACKED UP THE CAR AND PUT JACK STAND SUNDER NEATH AND DID THE FRONT LET DRY FOR 2 HOURS AND THEND ID THE REAR. i MASKED OF F THE ROTORS AND PADS AND JUST BRUSHED ON WITH 3 COATS. i HAVEA SILVER WRXAND PAINTED THE CALIPERS BLUE IT LOOKS SWEET
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Old 10-20-2002, 01:23 AM   #15
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I had my Legacy's painted purple when I had the car repainted. They used a custom mix of purple, a deep color. It looks nice, sets off the area. I'm very pleased with the results. Oh I chose purple because it's different and it compliments my neons.
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Old 10-20-2002, 01:31 AM   #16
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Anyone do body color?
I did mine in black to match my body. It is not noticeable at all. But, the ugly gray seemed very noticeable.

I also went with black to match the 4 pots I haven't bought yet. If I get fronts and rears, I will buy the 22b red calipers.

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Old 10-20-2002, 10:24 AM   #17
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Default here is a pic of mine

here is a picture of mine i posted a thread about painting calipers likea few weeks ago iposted 5 or 6 pics then
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Old 10-20-2002, 03:44 PM   #18
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Is your garage flooded?
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