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Old 12-01-2014, 08:15 AM
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Painting your calipers

Brembo calipers are out of my price range for now so I'm thinking of painting them. Should I paint the bracket (clip) pointed out in this photo or leave it original?
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Re: Painting your calipers

The clip is relatively easy to pop off or just tape off. It's really personal taste, doesn't affect anything one way or the other. When you do your brakes it might get messed up and look bad if painted? I didn't paint it and like the small contrast, but I also went with the exciting color of black for my calipers.. I'll take a pick for comparison later.
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I say don't paint it. Here are the calipers on my last car.
Bought the decal on ebay.



This is the rear.
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Re: Painting your calipers

Does that clip just pop off? If yes will the caliper stay in place? Whats it's purpose?
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Yes it comes off. It's just an anti-rattle clip and the caliper will stay in place but I wouldn't drive without it.
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Re: Painting your calipers

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The black is more boring every time I look at it but it disappears nicely. I might go different next time I took things apart because it almost ends up easier and the results offset the effort.


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The black is more boring every time I look at it but it disappears nicely. I might go different next time I took things apart because it almost ends up easier and the results offset the effort.
I actually like that. They look good.

What process and paint did you use?
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For black calipers, I'd have to think that the old cast iron stove black paint would be ideal. Made for high temps, brushes on and covers beautifully and dries fast with no brush marks.
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Made for high temps, brushes on and covers beautifully and dries fast with no brush marks.
The caliper paint kits are everything you describe.
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Re: Painting your calipers

I'm sure they are... but stove black may save a buck or two. Should be able to find that in almost any hardware store. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Painting your calipers

I decided to do it while doing my brakes so I used what was handy, rustoleum caliper spray. It worked well, prep really is key, I like G2 caliper paint and if I had time or thought of it more than a minute in advance, I'd have used it, great finish and more durable.

Brush on Stove black is now $20-30 a pint locally, and for $40 you get a complete(ish) kit and a pretty nice finish in many colors. I still like stove black for diffs and things, excellent finish. I wish I thought of it that day, I think Ace carries it..
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