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Old 04-28-2001, 02:38 PM   #1
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Post who knows a good place to pain calipers?

i want to paint my calipers sti pink, but i don't know where, at least not a good place. anyone have any idea? thanks!
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Old 04-28-2001, 02:39 PM   #2
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pardon my spelling in the topic
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Old 04-28-2001, 02:46 PM   #3
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DIY!! hee hee
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Old 04-28-2001, 02:56 PM   #4
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well i was thinking about it, but i'm not sure how good a job i would do, i woudln't want it looking like crap. i'm not relaly worried about getting paint on the rotors cuz it'll just burn right off anyway.

if i can get it done for under 100 bucks i think i would just get it done professionally.

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Old 04-28-2001, 03:02 PM   #5
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haha
u know what's the problem u are going to encounter first? where can u get that STi pink color spray paint?

if u do found one...au112 will grab a bottle too?! hehe...
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Old 04-28-2001, 03:02 PM   #6
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I think the job is under $100
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Old 04-28-2001, 03:03 PM   #7
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make sure u get the heat resistance paint too...

au112 only needs a regular spray paint...
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Old 04-28-2001, 03:05 PM   #8
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well it doesnt' have to be exactly the same colour, as long as it is pretty close i think it will look good. 5zigen, does your shop do caliper painting?
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Old 04-28-2001, 03:45 PM   #9
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Yup, I definitely need STI pink spray paint or just model paint. Coz I want it to DIY my front badge.
If anyone find it, pls tell me. Thanks...

P.S. Thanks 5 Zigen

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Old 04-28-2001, 03:56 PM   #10
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Actually I have seen bright pink spray paint at Lordco. That kind of pink is similar to pink highlighter. You might want to check it out. But it is a big bottle of spray paint, too much for me.
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Old 04-28-2001, 06:42 PM   #11
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too many factors in painting calipers. surface has to be super clean. i used a degreaser and a pressure washer. then u need some sort of heavy duty hi-temp paint. this is beacuse regular paint will get eaten up by brake dust because it's corrosive, and any brake fluid spills will wash it off.

it was recommended to me by driver's edge autosport http://www.ompwins.com to use VHT hi-temp header paint. others i know have used engine block paint, but they tend to dull with heat.

these were junkyard nsx calipers for my itr. they used to be gold, but had turned rusty brown. i used VHT "charcoal" header paint for this:

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sorry i didn't pay attention to the color chart for pink...

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Old 04-28-2001, 08:38 PM   #12
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yes we do but depends on what kind of job u want...

if removed the caliper and the caliper mounting bracket to get it painted...u need to bleed the brake and stuff after...that will cost u more...

if only mask and paint...i believe it's pretty cheap...

but if come in just for that...$80 or $100 is almost a minimum???

i will check it out on Mon...
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Old 04-30-2001, 12:24 AM   #13
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I've painted my own caliper using Foliatec's
BRAKE Caliper Lacquer. http://www.foliatec.com/(catalog)/e/sonst/pdf.html

however they don't have the *pink* color. If you are brave enough.... try buying the blue and red and mix your own pink.

These kits comes with everything you need to DIY. Spray Cleaner (dry cleaning detergent) color lacquer and paint hardener.

Email me privately if you still want someone else to do it.

the kit costs $60 a year ago. Overseas on Main carried it.
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Old 04-30-2001, 12:29 AM   #14
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forgot the most importnat thing when doing this: after you painted the caliper, you can't drive your car for 24 hrs.... the heat will totally destroy the new wet paint. I did it @ my friend's garage on hoist. If you attempt to DIY, borrow/buy 2 jackstands.
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Old 04-30-2001, 12:54 AM   #15
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Real only TRUE way to get that pink, or other colours that DON'T come in hi-temp brake paint, is to get them powder coated...meaning FULL dissassembly, including all pistons, seals, rubber gaskets etc...then having them sandblasted clean, degreased, and powder coated in the colour of your choice.

This is what I do to the 300ZX aluminum calipers, and the powder coating end of it, usually in black will run about $60-$70 for a pair of calipers. It's the labour to strip, dis-assemble, and bead blast the calipers that takes time.

Powder coating is pretty heat-impervious..as I've had no problems so far on the 300ZX calipers from rotor/caliper heat.

HOWEVER on lighter colours like white or pink, I guarantee that corrosive brake dust will eventually corrode the powder coat, and make the finish dirty.

What someone who's ingenious enough should do, is purchase someones 2.5RS calipers that have been upgraded to Brembo's or the WRX ones, and have them dissassembled, and powder coated, so that you can just flop these on, then remove your own...so that the downtime is only a few hours. Then proceed to strip yours down, and repeat the procedure, and then pass these onto someone else.

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Old 04-30-2001, 06:44 AM   #16
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are subaru brake calipers aluminum or pot metal? if it's the latter, powdercoating will not work as i have tried that before and it dosen't work... the metal is too porus and the powdercoating will not take, resulting in it coming off in big chips and flakes

the VHT hi-temp paint i used actually recommended immediate use once it's dry to the touch because it bakes it on...

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