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Re: HOW TO: Paint Your Calipers

I, myself, will be removing the calipers when I do this. Yes I know that means I have to bleed the brakes! Oh the bother! But I want this done right, once. I plan on removing the eggshell look of the metal before giving it a surface that will accept and hold paint, but doesn't look like metal acne. I will use my tried and true Tamiya hobbyist paint, available in a rainbow of colors.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint Your Calipers

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I, myself, will be removing the calipers when I do this. Yes I know that means I have to bleed the brakes! Oh the bother! But I want this done right, once. I plan on removing the eggshell look of the metal before giving it a surface that will accept and hold paint, but doesn't look like metal acne. I will use my tried and true Tamiya hobbyist paint, available in a rainbow of colors.

How does the hobbyist paint hold up to the heat??
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:53 PM
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How does the hobbyist paint hold up to the heat??
All commercially sold paints have a degree of heat resistance. High temp paints are made to withstand the extreme temperatures that things like manifolds and engine blocks get up to. While brakes do heat up, it would take extreme driving conditions, daily, to approach the temperature that would harm the paint finish. In a brake system, it's the pads and rotors that take most of the heat. I've know guys use regular K-Mart Krylon and have it last years.

Tamiya paints are a much higher quality paint, used for R/C cars and planes. Things that go through a TON of punishment. I've used it exclusively for most of my modding career, without any disappointments so far. While I've never used it for brake calipers, I have no fear of doing so, but my prep work is also without approach.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint Your Calipers

CAN I upgrade or retrofit the Calipers to brembo? Is there any company that do top paint job for us?
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not sure, really. probably kinda expensive. not sure though
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yes you can...but give it a year or so for a few wrecked SRT's to hit the market for parts. It would be great if the SRt brembos have the same knuckles or caliper bolt spacing. The biggest expense may be wheels as I dont see the 2011's wheels fitting with those huge 6 post brembos. But who knows now really?????
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yes you can...but give it a year or so for a few wrecked SRT's to hit the market for parts. It would be great if the SRt brembos have the same knuckles or caliper bolt spacing. The biggest expense may be wheels as I dont see the 2011's wheels fitting with those huge 6 post brembos. But who knows now really?????
Theoretically, any caliper can be made to fit. It's just the matter of a bracket to go from the caliper mount to the caliper itself to hold it in the proper place. I remember from my tuner days most brake upgrades that replaced a stock caliper with a nicer/bigger one came with bracket relocation kits. I also remember an engineer/auto enthusiast who made custom brackets to mount 2 calipers each per front wheel on his custom Audi S4. He reported his pedal sank a bit lower to the floor, but when the calipers engaged, the stopping power was crazy.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint Your Calipers

To remove your calipers and paint them I do not suggest someone without any mechanical experience do this as bleeding your brakes correctly is very important. Any air in the system will cause loss of braking power or losing your brakes all together. Is it a hard job? Not if you know what your doing just more time consuming. If anyone wants to do this for sure PM me I can help tell you what to do. I cant tell you how many of these I have done.
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looks great brother I may do the same, w the blue! HOT on BSM!
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