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dane.p 01-01-2012 03:25 PM

Painting callipers
 
What paint do you use and must I take the wheels off in order to paint them completely? I'm contemplating plasti dipping them.

Bleeding Blue 01-01-2012 03:29 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
I used G2 Caliper paint (like many others on this forum) and it is really good stuff. I dont know if I would plasti dip my calipers.....yes you have to take your wheel off. I believe there is a how to if you search for it.

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-01-2012 03:34 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
plasti dip will not hold up on calipers. i used duplicolor caliper paint and it has been perfect for over 2 years now. take your wheels off and do it right.

dane.p 01-01-2012 03:40 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
Why does plasti dip hold on time but not on callipers

dane.p 01-01-2012 03:42 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
Rims*

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-01-2012 03:45 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dane.p (Post 543747)
Why does plasti dip hold on time but not on callipers

calipers get hotter than wheels

DAVY27 01-01-2012 06:43 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 543744)
plasti dip will not hold up on calipers. i used duplicolor caliper paint and it has been perfect for over 2 years now. take your wheels off and do it right.

x2

dssilvestri 01-04-2012 09:09 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
use duplicolor caliper paint or high heat engine paint. the calipers reach triple digit temperatures like nothing so the plasti dip would melt right off

4.whoa 01-05-2012 02:16 AM

Re: Painting callipers
 
X2 on. The high heat engine paint. I have some that were painted 5 yrs ago and are holding up great!

setter91 01-05-2012 08:34 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
I tried the duplicolor brush on kit and have to do it every year. Once I'm done with the paint, I'll mostly likely go with G2.

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-05-2012 08:40 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by setter91 (Post 546476)
I tried the duplicolor brush on kit and have to do it every year. Once I'm done with the paint, I'll mostly likely go with G2.

really? mine has held up great through many winters and summers at the beach. you must not have properly preped the caliper

setter91 01-05-2012 09:07 PM

Re: Painting callipers
 
I followed the instructions to the letter. Even to the point of getting every bit of rust and old paint off. Maybe it is the salt they put on the streets in winter here.


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