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Painting Brake Calipers!

hey id like to know if anyone has a FAQ or Guide on painting brake calipers, id like to paint red the calipers on my w202, and would like to know steps to take, paint to buy, and basically how to go about doing it, if any of u have done it before or have tips feel free to give me a tip or two thanks in advance
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yo

anybody got any tips or a guide for doin it????
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 01:22 PM
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hey id like to know if anyone has a FAQ or Guide on painting brake calipers, id like to paint red the calipers on my w202, and would like to know steps to take, paint to buy, and basically how to go about doing it, if any of u have done it before or have tips feel free to give me a tip or two thanks in advance
Quite simple, really. Go to your local auto parts store and buy caliper or high temp paint. Remove your wheels, clean the caliper with solvent, mask around the caliper, paint, wait a while and you're done.
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not sure if you have these brake paint kits over there, but over here in the USA
we have auto part store that sells these as a kit with instructions on "HOW TO"
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thanks for the tips, over the weekend im changing my brake rotors and brake pads, and ill prolly paint the calipers as well
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VHT is a brand of paint they make a caliper paint that
works great.
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Ive used G2 on mine, when I replaced my brake set up before, high gloss quality
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cost around $50.00, worth it..

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  1. Preparation -
    • Remove all four wheels from the vehicle. This product was developed for easy DIY application so removal of calipers and/or drums will not be necessary; however, if you intend to paint inside the calipers, the brake pads may have to be removed before continuing.
    • Clean surfaces to be painted of grease, dirt, oil and any fluids with the enclosed G2 Brake Cleaner Spray. Use no degreasers! Spray should be applied liberally and allowed to air dry. Please read and follow specific instructions and cautions on can. Use a steel brush to loosen any rust and wipe away with a clean, lint free cloth.
    • Masking of the area to be painted is recommended. Cover all rubber parts and the brake bleeder screw.
  2. Application -
    • Mix the entire jar of PaintSystem Reactor into the can of Brake Caliper Paint and mix it thoroughly with the enclosed stir stick. Leave the mixture to react for about 5 minutes and mix once more before applying.
    • Apply the reacted paint to the caliper or drum with the enclosed brush in a thin, even coat. A few bubbles will naturally appear in the first coat as a side effect of the reaction process.
    • Wait 15 minutes before applying a second coat to cover any bubbles and even out the gloss finish of each caliper.

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