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Re: Anyone change brakes and rotors yet? Any DIYs or tips??

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Same recommendation here. Don,t worry about dust as the paint dries by the time you can go around the rotor. Get an artists brush as the ones in the kit are not very good. Silver or black is good for the rotor. Calipers on my Jeep were done in Mopar Blue (or close too). I'll post up a pic of what the black looks like when i can get on my computer. Danny
Thanks for the info. It looks like this stuff will do the trick. Since my Ltd is Silver It looks like it would be a good match.

This stuff looks like a good solution for a shade tree mechanic, but like I mentioned at 79 I am a bit handicapped and no longer have the physical ability to do a job that I could have done easily 10 years ago. As I mentioned before, this appears to be a half day job, so I would have to seek out a body shop and pay their hourly rate plus materials. Can you confirm the actual time that you took doing the rotors and would you advise removing the calipers and rotors to do the job?
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Re: Anyone change brakes and rotors yet? Any DIYs or tips??

No need to remove calipers. Just remove the wheel and get painting as you turn the rotor by hand as required. In 30 minutes you can put on two coats per rotor as I said it dries fast. You just do the outer face where it meets the hubs and maybe a half inch in and around where at the rim surface. At same time paint the outer edge either vented or smooth (rear) and just a tad on the rotor surface where the pad makes its smooth edge. So 3 hours labour should do it. No need to have a body shop do it. Perhaps hire a local gearhead to do it. I would think $50 charged at the gentelman rate would do it plus $20-25 for the kit and $5 for small brushes. Still gonna try to upload a pic for ya. Danny
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Re: Anyone change brakes and rotors yet? Any DIYs or tips??

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No need to remove calipers. Just remove the wheel and get painting as you turn the rotor by hand as required. In 30 minutes you can put on two coats per rotor as I said it dries fast. You just do the outer face where it meets the hubs and maybe a half inch in and around where at the rim surface. At same time paint the outer edge either vented or smooth (rear) and just a tad on the rotor surface where the pad makes its smooth edge. So 3 hours labour should do it. No need to have a body shop do it. Perhaps hire a local gearhead to do it. I would think $50 charged at the gentelman rate would do it plus $20-25 for the kit and $5 for small brushes. Still gonna try to upload a pic for ya. Danny
Again thanks.
The kit is 37 at Tire R but I will have to scout for a gear head. I guess I will leave a card at the local post office. The guy that feeds my horses is too dumb and clumsy. I guess I can pick up a couple of jack stands at Harbor Freight or Northern Tool. Will look forward to your pix
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Re: Anyone change brakes and rotors yet? Any DIYs or tips??

Ha,Ha. I am all about safety Too, but I just lifted her up with a 3 Ton Jack and worked away just didn't put any limbs under the Vehicle. One Jack stand would do but with two you can give one side a coat and then the other then come back to the first. Do the front ones then move to the back. I replaced all my brakes in the fall and only had a chance to do the calipers as the rotors were new. I will paint the rotors on the jeep probably with the silver but the black will not show any dust as bad where the silver caliper paint may get dingy over time. Some pics (took a while to find them, sorry) of my Hemi Wagon's rotors painted black. At the end of 3 summers it still looks good as these pics which I believe were taken soon after the Paint Job and new rims went on. Good Luck hope it all works out for you. Danny



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Re: Anyone change brakes and rotors yet? Any DIYs or tips??

Thanks again for the pix.....They look good. I am debating about silver or black. I do notice some brown brake dust on the bare metal of the rotors. Since the Grand Cherokee is silver, I believe the silver color would look best after fresh paint, but I was wondering if the brake dust will be more easily hosed off with the epoxy paint. The brake dust seems to cling to the raw metal. What is your experience? I don't notice any on the calipers but only on the rotors just outboard of the braking surface and the ring of rust about 1 " closer to the wheel spokes. Since the 20" wheels were a $1000 add on to the price of the car, I want it to look right.

P.S. I found a gear head and some jack stands to do the job and i own a air impact wrench with deep well sockets so dismounting the wheels will be no problem. I am wondering about the jacking process or putting the car up on 4 jack stands. The Jeep manual shows 4 jacking positions but I am wondering about the safety of having the car supported by 4 jack stands all at once and the difficulty of safely raising and lowering the car on and off the stands. I don't have a floor jack but only a bottle jack plus the one that came with the car. Any advice?

Today I ordered the G2 from Amazon shipping from Car Accessories. Since I understand there is only a 6 month shelf life on this product, can anyone tell me where to look to verify?
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