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Aside from having to pull the calipers, it isnt very difficult.

I have yet to do it on the 2015 Jeep but have done so on all my other cars.

Just remove them, clean em with some solvent, I use Eastwoods rust encapsulator paint, then top coat with their chasis black epoxy paint. Let them dry for day, then reinstall, coat the flange with antiseize or light coat of grease.

The important thing is to take them apart early, if you dont, and wait a number of years they will rust and seize to flange on the hubs, then when you have to change the rotors it can be a PITA to get them off, the factory should put some antiseize compound on the flange to prevent it.

Another problem,

The knuckles are aluminum and my pal at the dealers says the bearing housings seize in the knuckle and when the bearings fail, they are PITA to get out, he has a tool which bolts onto the flange with a couple of lugs and it sticks out about a foot, he pounds on it with a sledge to attempt to lever the bearing from the knuckle, I watched him bend the tool trying to get a bearing out of a Ram.

He told me to pull the axle nut, pull the bolts on the backside of the bearing,
slide knuckle outward and get the bearing out of the knuckle and clean the knuckle and put some antiseize in the knuckle and push the bearing back in.
Replace the 4 bolts holding the bearing housing into knuckle and reinstall the axle nut and tourque to spec.

All this is easy when new, his father bought a Ram and he did the prep.
He rust proofed it with Mopar anti rust spray-on wax on the floors, he took my advice and pulled all fender liners and sprayed up inside the wheel wells and arches.

He borrowed a special wand I have for aerosol cans of fluid film and sprayed fluid film in all the sub frames rockers, doors, interior cavities etc. He also did the bearings.

His fathers truck wont be a rust bucket in 15 yrs and if he needs wheel bearings at some point it will be a simple half hour job instead of a frustrating pita to get them out.
If I have an aerosol way of painting do I have to pull the calipers off? Can I leave them on?

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Re: Painting brake calipers ('16 JGC HA)

If your taking about painting the calipers with spray bomb, yes I would remove them. The you could pull the rotors and paint the "hat" area and also flip them over and paint the back side of the hat area where they mount to the hub/bearing flange.
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If your taking about painting the calipers with spray bomb, yes I would remove them. The you could pull the rotors and paint the "hat" area and also flip them over and paint the back side of the hat area where they mount to the hub/bearing flange.
I was going to just put a whole bunch of painters tape over the rotor. I HAVE to remove the caliper to do that?
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