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Old 09-24-2001, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Gonna paint my calipers...need some input

I'm thinking i'm gonna paint my calipers this weekend and was wondering from those of you that have your painted.

How does it hold up in the winter.? I'll be useing the Fola-Tec stuff i got quite some time ago.

I know the directions call to use a wire brush to remove excess rust and crud, will it be a problem if i go over the rust i can't remove.?

I should probly pull the calipers and the pads to do a really good job as well...right..??

Thanks for any input,

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Old 09-24-2001, 09:45 PM   #2
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I've talked to alot of people who claim you don't really need to remove them to paint them well. It just takes time to do it right. I have been holding off on painting mine until I can decide on a color that will work with my SRP sedan... maybe blue? Anyway, it's pretty much up to you if you want to remove them or not.

I can't say from experience if painting over the rust would cause problems but I would guess it will over time.

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Old 09-24-2001, 11:39 PM   #3
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You don't have to take them off I didn't and they turned out fine but whatever you do Be Careful. Awhile back someone posted a thread where they had accidentally gotten paint on the brake sensor and were forced to buy a new one.
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Old 09-25-2001, 11:04 AM   #4
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i pulled mine when i painted them, makes it a bit easier and is not so messy

they'll hold up ok in winter if you stay on road... painting my calipers was a stupid/bad idea... they are rock chipped to hell...

you may need to touch them up in the spring, but they should hold up ok...

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