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I want to paint my brake calipers red, but does anybody have any idea how to do it and what to do it w/ (ie. special paint)?
 

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They make brake caliper paint... i picked up a can at a local tuner shop for $10... i saw an ad from jc whitney (2 cans for $10). It come in a spray can, which sucks cause you gotta tape off everything... i did it last weekend with my friend (to his protoge 5) and we decided to spray the paint into a cup and then use a paint brush (for model cars) to paint it on. Took 4 coats to get it a nice deep red but totally worth it and didnt have to tape off anything.


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PS: foliatec make some really good stuff but it is like $50/can...
 

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just wanted to add, sometimes with those "high temp" paints, you dont get a lot of color choices. Brake calipers themselves dont really get that hot, and I have used regular paint many times on them without any type of peeling after many years under harsh conditions. So if you see a color you really like but its not high-temp, dont worry about it....it will work just fine. -T
 

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This is my first post here, I've really enjoyed reading what you guys have to say. I was looking at caliper paint yesterday and it is rated at 500 degrees. That is the same as engine block paint. I picked out a gold spray to copy the look of Brembo on the G 35. Also, I painted the calipers on my Supra with enamel and it has lasted 5 years with no problem.
 

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I know you all get tired of hearing " I pick my car up next Saturday ", but when I pick it up next Sat. I'll try and get caliper pictures out to you as soon as they are painted. Where do I find "how to post pics" info?
 

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Originally posted by FrostbytetC@Aug 8 2004, 04:53 PM
Yeah, those are painted glossy white.  Its a poor picture.  But mine were grey and almost green from the factory.  If you got white calipers from the factory, I'm kinda scared...

chalk the confusion up to a bad pic of ur calipers.


mine are turning this white/grey'ish color............its kinda close to the pic u posted!!!!!!! sorry, sometimes i make mistakes
 
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