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  DIY: Caliper Painting
nexus66
08-10-2005
Here's a rough guide to painting your calipers.

Of course you can buy special caliper paint, but over 5 cars I've used Japlac High Gloss Laquer, Colour - Jet Black (of course) and never had any problems with heat. Another good paint would be a gloss enamel, but I have the Japlac,...
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By g9sBMW on 07-06-2007, 01:29 PM
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anybody know if painting the calipers voids ur warranty?


Can somebody please this

i dont want to void any warranty either.
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By Sam Da Man on 07-06-2007, 02:19 PM
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Can somebody please this

i dont want to void any warranty either.
MODS AND WARRANTIES = http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66970

And I believe it wont affect the warranty not unless the paint is the reason ur calipers go bad...or if the paint caused anything else to go bad...which i highly doubt
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By g9sBMW on 07-06-2007, 04:59 PM
thanks Sam Da Man

your name once again lives up to its meaning.
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By g9sBMW on 07-07-2007, 08:17 PM
Yellow Calipers

I just ordered the yellow kit from a local autoparts store ($19)

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/caliper.html

Also had the BMW service advisor tell me that it will not void warranty unless somehow the paint causes a squeek, which I don't see how it could if applied correctly.
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By modster on 07-08-2007, 02:24 PM
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I just ordered the yellow kit from a local autoparts store ($19)

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/caliper.html

Also had the BMW service advisor tell me that it will not void warranty unless somehow the paint causes a squeek, which I don't see how it could if applied correctly.
Nice find, do you think it will come out glossy or matte for this application.
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By BoostedBMW on 07-08-2007, 06:17 PM
I need to get some black G2 caliper paint on order so I can paint my calipers. I keep saying that i'm going to do it, but I keep putting it off for some reason.

A word of advice to those who are thinking about painting their calipers, I would definitely stay away from using the $19 Duplicolor paint that most auto parts stores carry (ie. pepboys, advance, autozone, etc). That is NOT an epoxy paint like G2 paint is, and they are known to flake off after a year or so from being heated and cooled so many times. I think its worth the extra $10-$15 to get the G2 paint instead. I had it on my s2k for three years and it looked like the day I put it on when I sold it.
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By g9sBMW on 07-08-2007, 08:41 PM
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Nice find, do you think it will come out glossy or matte for this application.
I'm hoping for glossy, ill keep you posted. Paint comes in on monday.

And i get to try out my new Jack Adapter i had someone make me.
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By Johnny Lin on 07-08-2007, 08:46 PM
I did my in red. Nice!
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By grw245 on 07-09-2007, 12:25 AM
Good Job
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By g9sBMW on 07-24-2007, 02:11 PM
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I need to get some black G2 caliper paint on order so I can paint my calipers. I keep saying that i'm going to do it, but I keep putting it off for some reason.

A word of advice to those who are thinking about painting their calipers, I would definitely stay away from using the $19 Duplicolor paint that most auto parts stores carry (ie. pepboys, advance, autozone, etc). That is NOT an epoxy paint like G2 paint is, and they are known to flake off after a year or so from being heated and cooled so many times. I think its worth the extra $10-$15 to get the G2 paint instead. I had it on my s2k for three years and it looked like the day I put it on when I sold it.
I found a spray paint typically used for Stoves. It is said to withstand 1200 degrees F

http://www.stovepaint.com/Upload/Dow...ownloads26.pdf

I already bought the duplicolor, if it only last a year or two that is OK with me. Hopefully it last just enough for 50,000 miles to pass by and then i can get BBK since warranty no longer covers the pads and rotors.
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By dbtran on 07-25-2007, 11:23 AM
I got an AW 335i Coupe with gunmetal rims. Think white caliper paint will look weird? Ricey?
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By slant83 on 02-05-2008, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BoostedBMW View Post
I need to get some black G2 caliper paint on order so I can paint my calipers. I keep saying that i'm going to do it, but I keep putting it off for some reason.

A word of advice to those who are thinking about painting their calipers, I would definitely stay away from using the $19 Duplicolor paint that most auto parts stores carry (ie. pepboys, advance, autozone, etc). That is NOT an epoxy paint like G2 paint is, and they are known to flake off after a year or so from being heated and cooled so many times. I think its worth the extra $10-$15 to get the G2 paint instead. I had it on my s2k for three years and it looked like the day I put it on when I sold it.

G2 paint is the best. I've used it many times and NEVER needed a repaint. You are able to get it on eBay...it even comes with a little G2 sticker
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By darkphantom on 09-01-2008, 11:51 PM
anymore pics?
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By Lancy on 11-08-2008, 08:29 PM
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Thumbs up calipers

Recently, i have found some very useful information on calipers at www.tresnainstrument.com and you will learn a lot from it.
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By skibbs on 11-10-2008, 01:18 AM
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No post-paint pics? They would be much appreciated
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By femina on 12-13-2008, 02:15 AM
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Hello friends, I'm looking for a site, or shops maybe in UK. I really need them because I'm starting a Art soon and on the induction day was given a homework to do a portrait of myself, and I want to use acrylic paints because I'm only good with using them. Does anyone know where I can buy an acrylic paint set for art a level for cheap in the UK? Have a good day.
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By Jred22 on 12-13-2008, 02:17 AM
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IMO, these calipers are not color worthy.
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By skibbs on 12-13-2008, 05:01 PM
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I just ordered the black G2 caliper paint, thanks for the DIY!
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By vig on 08-25-2009, 06:47 PM
does anyone know if they sell stock red calipers that you can just buy from bmw?

and yea i also would love to see some pics im stuck between black and red...
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By 335iheLLraiseR on 08-25-2009, 07:08 PM
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does anyone know if they sell stock red calipers that you can just buy from bmw?

and yea i also would love to see some pics im stuck between black and red...
where have you ever seen stock calipers come painted red from a BMW factory?
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By DBerg on 04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
G2 is the way to go...
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By bwest on 05-08-2010, 08:37 AM
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I just did the calipers and hubs on my 330i this past week. This not only made it look better in my opinion, but should help prevent the hubs from rusting and caliper easier to keep clean.

I'm a picture nut with everything I do, so here's a few from start to finish. Note, the fronts were done at night, and I didn't get any before shots, but they looked similar to the rears prior to paint prep.

I decided to go with a silver color, because I thought it would be the best looking to blend with the Sparkling Graphite Metallic paint. I'm not one for flashy reds or yellows on my calipers.

The paint I used is High temp engine paint. I simply sprayed it into a bowl and used a brush to apply. The color on the can is 'Aluminum'. This is also very fast drying, and I was able to drive it a few hours later with no problems.


Rear before paint prep



After cleaning, sanding with 100 grit, wire brush, and another cleaning



Masked rotor (I painted the hubs first, then removed the tape and painted the calipers second)


Finished


Opposite rear finished



I even gave the lugs a repaint


Wheel back on



Fronts done (Again, it was dark out)




If there's any questions feel free to ask, or PM me.
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