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DIY - Painted Brake Calipers
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Published by Socket
02-08-2015
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)

Notes
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

Enjoy
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By Socket on 02-08-2015, 05:39 AM
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By Socket on 02-08-2015, 05:40 AM
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By tomwh85 on 02-08-2015, 06:20 AM
Are you happy with the finish?
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By Socket on 02-08-2015, 06:52 AM
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Yep came up nice
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By tomwh85 on 02-08-2015, 02:05 PM
I'll probably give it ago ☺
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By koches on 02-08-2015, 02:39 PM
Drying time after last coat?
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By cpie168 on 02-08-2015, 05:09 PM
Why not use paint that's brushed on rather than spray paint?
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By shamu2789 on 02-08-2015, 10:08 PM
Wow came out great. Nice, clear DIY as well. Thanks!
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By Socket on 02-09-2015, 05:29 AM
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Drying time after last coat?
15 mins
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By cupraraj on 02-09-2015, 05:30 AM
good job. need to find time to do this!
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By Socket on 02-09-2015, 05:30 AM
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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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