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      02-08-2015, 05:37 AM   #1
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DIY - Painted Brake Calipers

Finally got around to painting my brakes and thought Id post this DIY for others who are planning the same

You will need

+ Jack
+ Axle stand
+ Jack plug (inserts in the cars plastic jack point to prevent damaging it)
+ Car ramp - Optional (if you cant get the jack under the car)
+ Wheel brace (to remove wheel nuts)
+ Paper, masking tape, sheet of plastic (for masking off the wheel well etc)
+ Brake cleaner and wire brush (to clean calipers before painting)
+ High temp caliper spray paint in your choice of colour
+ High temp clear coat - Optional (if you want an extra gloss finish)

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Each wheel takes approx 1 hr to complete
Jack up the car at the point specified in your owners manual
Always use axle stands and remember to tighten wheel nuts fully
Use high temperature paint (eg rated 500C and above)
3 - 4 coats are needed. Best to use light coats to prevent runs in the paint
Allow 10 - 15 mins between coats

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Are you happy with the finish?
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Yep came up nice
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I'll probably give it ago ☺
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Drying time after last coat?
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Why not use paint that's brushed on rather than spray paint?
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Wow came out great. Nice, clear DIY as well. Thanks!
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Drying time after last coat?
15 mins
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good job. need to find time to do this!
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Why not use paint that's brushed on rather than spray paint?
You can use a brush if you like
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Hi Socket, do you disassemble the whole calliper from the rotor to do the painting?
If so, anything need to be covers after taking the calliper out from the rotor?
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Basically did the same thing except I removed the pads, its a lot easier to tape the caliper when its empty. Just make sure not to paint the pistons.
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