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Old 04-28-2003, 11:28 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me the process of painting the calipers? any speacial paint to use, a brand that is better then another?
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can anyone tell me the process of painting the calipers? any speacial paint to use, a brand that is better then another?
VHT actually makes "Brake Paint" for Calipers & Drums.
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Yeah several places sell the caliper paint kits.

The whole process can be done in an afternoon while you do the brake pads.
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Yeah, just go to any auto parts store. It'* usually rated to 900 degrees. I just got some myself, only 6 bucks. They make red, yellow, blue, and black. At least the places I checked. You may be able to use engine paint.

In fact, does anyone know if 500 degree rated engine paint is good enough for calipers? I would assume it is. The 900 degree rating for the caliper paint I got is probably just to make sure it holds up, right? Just how hot would they get anyway?
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I have recently picked up some black barbeque paint ,you guys think thatit can double for caliper paint?
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I think so, isn't that stuff rated to 1200 degrees. PLEASE forgive me if that'* way off.
Is it gloss black?

The caliper and drum paint also (supposedly) helps prevent rust. Not sure on BBQ paint. I think anything that will withstand high heat could work. But something that also looks good. I like the red myself, though I may go with gold if the engine paint is good enough.
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I have seen blue and yellow caliper paint too.
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Red is the way to go with the calipers........check out my car.....looking sweet !!!!
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Agreed. Red IS the way to go. I just painted mine red. I still have to take pictures, though.
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I'm paintin my calipers red pretty soon here when its warm every day..and not off and on. All i know is that you gotta sand the **** outta ur calipers right? Is there anything you should not sand or cautions on what to paint and what not too?
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