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Ronsse610 04-05-2013 12:14 PM

Painting Calipers
 
So, i Decided to Paint my calipers and this is how i went on about doing them.

i started off by putting my jeep on 4 candles and removing all 4 tires.
i then preceded to unbolt the front caliper to take of the bracket that holds it in place. there are 2 screws in the back that you need to take apart which hold the calliper onto the rotor, once that is done remove the 2 bolts and the rubber stoppers aswell as bleeder valve cap, then proceed to pull the caliper from the rotor, it comes apart in 2 different peices, (the bracket) that can be removed and is free, and the actaul caliper that is attached to the brake line and abs line, tape the brake line. I didnt bother detaching my caliper because i didnt want to have to re bleed my brakes. After this being done i did this to both front callipers. i then buffered the bracket and the caliper itself with a metal meshed head on a grinder to clear the caliper of old brake dust and impurities. (takes about 15 min per caliper). After the front was done i then started the back, with the back calipers. there are 2 bolts holding it in aswell with rubber stoppers, remove the rubber bleeder cap and tape the brake line. rear caliper comes of as 1 piece (attached by brake hose and abs) i then had to buff the rear calliper while being attached to the brake hose so i just set it into the rotor with a cardboard and buffed away until all impureties where cleared. repeated this to both rear callipers. once all the buffing is done. you can then proceed to paint. I used Dupli-color Chevy orange as my primary colour, i sprayed each caliper with 3 coats of spray paint, i let the spray dry about 20 minutes in between. once you have re sprayed your calipers remount them with either same brakes or new brakes. put the bleeder cap back on aswell as the rubber stoppers with the screws. once done, just let paint dry for about 24hours in a garage where there is no wind and no dust flying around.

here are some pictures of the progress.
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stashgto 04-05-2013 01:12 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
Nice work Ronsse I just discovered my front brakes are due, and I'll be doing the same thing.

spyder873 04-05-2013 02:50 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
nice ! hoping to do mine in a bright green soon!

Laredo2006 04-12-2013 12:34 AM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
I bought the fake red brembo caliper covers, I couldn't stand how the small back calipers look painted, they hide behind the wheel lol.

Anyways I hope the front ones will fit behind my 17" stock wheels, looks kind of tight...nice work man

Ronsse610 04-13-2013 03:41 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
yea, a lot of the people get the fake brembo plastic covers, but i like the jeep front calipers! its got the classic jeep written on it and they look nice when painted, and in person! il post new HD pics when im all done with them!

SaVed4EvEr 04-13-2013 07:05 PM

Looks great! I want to do that too soon as I have the funds to buy a few tools

DAVY27 04-13-2013 10:35 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
good stuff!

for the brembo covers...i dont want to be a debbie downer but..be careful if you do use em, i heard horror stories from the covers falling apart while in motion due to heat. Also it traps the heat causing brake issues.

limitEd1 04-14-2013 12:49 AM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
Thanks for the info on the brake covers, guys....I know not to put those in my future plans!!

Ronsse610 04-14-2013 10:47 AM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DAVY27 (Post 803233)
good stuff!

for the brembo covers...i dont want to be a debbie downer but..be careful if you do use em, i heard horror stories from the covers falling apart while in motion due to heat. Also it traps the heat causing brake issues.

Davy has said it! pretty much sums up why i would never get those covers! and plus why spend more money and a hastle to get them to stick with the exreme heat!

stashgto 04-14-2013 09:28 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by limitEd1 (Post 803271)
Thanks for the info on the brake covers, guys....I know not to put those in my future plans!!

:):thumbsup:

akimball 04-14-2013 09:33 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
you have more pics from a little bit of a distance with the wheels on?

Ronsse610 04-15-2013 08:55 PM

Re: Painting Calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by akimball (Post 803871)
you have more pics from a little bit of a distance with the wheels on?


yes i do! i have now painted the jeep logo in black and given another coat of orange on them! looks amazing!!! :)
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...ps99e843ab.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...ps686552c3.jpg


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