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      07-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Shop that will paint brake calipers

So i just bought a 2008 e93 and want to get the brake calipers painted and rust cleaned up around the rotors.

Does anyone have any recommendations on a shop that can paint them and clean them up? Not looking for anything crazy just simple heat resistant black paint for the calipers to tidy things up.

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. Did a search and found some great advice on paintless dent removal, but if anyone has any good recent recommendations as a PS, I would appreciate it.

Thanks!!
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      07-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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      07-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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i used this place for a few odds and ends when i was in school down in DC.
the guys name is Josh, very good labor rates.
im sure he could hook you up
http://ecsofvirginia.com/?page_id=10
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Just do it yourself... it takes 1-2 hours at the most...fun little weekend project.
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      07-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #5
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PM sent. I recommend the G2 brush-on caliper paint kit.
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Easy DIY. Get some sandpaper to get rid of the rust around the brakes/hub. Add grease to hub so wheels will be easy to remove. Get high temp caliper/brake paint and start brushing! done for about $50
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My neighbor was just telling me yesterday I should do this to my car....he painted his calipers/hubs on his jeep. He recommended G2 epoxy and also warned that once mixed you have only a hour or two before it hardens so mix enough for two wheels then the next two.
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G2 comes with a spray can of brake cleaner and I think a brush. Everything you need to do the job. It held up on my GTI calipers for a couple years.
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I just painted my calipers with G2 paint - special paint code 425 (Phoenix Yellow - e46 m3 color). It comes with a brush, canister of paint, activator, and caliper cleaner; everything you need for the job. When you mix the activator with paint, you have 4-6 hours to do everything. I took my time (really taking it slowly), and it took between 2-3 hours (paint was still fine). After 2 hours, you'll start to see it film at the top of the paint (kind of like when you let soup sit for a while), but it doesn't affect anything.

Teaser of my brakes that i'll be putting on shortly...
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I painted mine without removing the calipers and put 3-4 layers on each corner. Looks good James
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I have 2 sets of silver G2 paint kits if interested.
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I painted mine without removing the calipers and put 3-4 layers on each corner. Looks good James
Thanks Paul! Time to get the storm trooper on your sig!
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