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For some time I've wanted to paint my brake calipers in front and rear red, just like porche 911 has. I was wondering if anyone has done this before and if anyone knows what paint should I use to make breaks shinny red :?: :wink:
 

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Whatever color you go with make sure you get a high temperature paint for use on brakes. Autozone and such actually sell caliper paint kits. Think the brand is Duplicolor?

Take some brake cleaner to them first, sand, primer, then paint a few layers.
 

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i myself would like to paint my calipers and i am looking out for some caliper paint kits at PEP Boys & Autozone.....
:lol: :lol: :lol:
below you will see one of the hundreds of caliper paints, you are always free to choose whatever brand of paint you want, by the way.
:p :p :p
anyways, way down you will see detailed instruction on how to paint your calipers...it is generally the steps you follow when you do this project...hope this helps... :idea:


:wink: :wink: :wink: GOOD LUCK!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:





The G-2 Manufacturing Brake Caliper PaintSystem Set was developed to show off a vehicle’s brake components through open-spoke style alloy wheels. It can be used to give all of a vehicle’s stock brake calipers the look of expensive, painted, high performance calipers, as well as add color to rear drum brake-equipped vehicles. Easily applied as a brush-on, the PaintSystem Set is engineered for universal application on automotive brake calipers and drums, and will even help protect these vital brake components from potentially harmful oils, chemicals and rust.

The PaintSystem Sets are available in eight high-gloss, wear-resistant colors that can be selected to complement or contrast a vehicle’s primary and/or accent colors. Available colors include: Red, Yellow, Blue, Silver, Gold, Black, Purple, Green and White.

Our experience indicates that a PaintSystem Set provides sufficient materials to paint 4 brake calipers, or 2 brake calipers and 2 brake drums. However vehicles with large brake calipers on the front axle and large brake drums on the rear axle may require two complete PaintSystem Sets to assure adequate coverage.

Two-part paint system does not require caliper removal
High-gloss finish
Colors are fade resistant
Seals and protects
Heat-resistant up to 950º F
Suitable for race cars, too
Oil and chemical resistant

NOTE: PaintSystem Sets have a shelf life of six months and must be used between 56-70°F (13-21°C) ambient temperatures. Higher temperatures will cause paint to harden faster than normal. Once the paint and reactor are mixed, there are only 4-6 hours working time. After that, paint left in the can will harden and will not be useable.

Do not paint the mating surfaces where the road wheels attach to the brake drums. The wheel’s mounting hub diameter should be measured and masked off on the brake drum prior to painting.

Paint requires 2 hours curing time before reinstalling wheels. Do not use the vehicle for 24 hours to allow the paint to fully harden. Plan application accordingly.

G2 BRAKE Caliper PaintSystem Set Contents:
Detailed Instructions, 1 (14 oz.) aerosol can G2 BRAKE Cleaner Spray, 1 (4 oz.) metal can Brake Caliper Paint, 1 (1 oz.) glass jar PaintSystem Reactor, 1 stir stick, 1 application brush, 1 color decal.

Additional Materials Needed: Masking tape, small wire brush, clean cotton cloth.


Detailed Application Instructions:

HELPFUL HINTS

PaintSystem has a shelf life of six months and must be used between 56-70°F (13-21°C). Higher temperatures will cause paint to harden faster than normal. Once the paint and reactor are mixed, there are only 4-6 hours working time. After that, paint left in the can will harden and will not be useable. Plan application accordingly.
Also, reactor jar may be difficult to open. DO NOT use channel locks, vises, etc. to open glass jars. If lid is tight, run under hot water for 5 minutes, then open by hand.
Read all instructions prior to applying!

G2 BRAKE Caliper PaintSystem Set Contents:
1 (14 oz.) aerosol can G2 BRAKE Cleaner Spray, 1 (4 oz.) metal can Brake Caliper Paint, 1 (1 oz.) glass jar PaintSystem Reactor, 1 stir stick, 1 application brush, 1 color decal.

Additional Materials Needed: Masking tape, small wire brush, clean cotton cloth.

NOTE:
Product use is at own risk. G2 is not liable or responsible for any damage or injuries resulting from failure to comply with these instructions. G2 is also not liable for any damage or injury to vehicle or persons incurred during preparation, application, and/or curing of this product. This product cannot be used for brake discs, pads or shoes. Should the product come into contact with any of those parts, the paint must be removed immediately or the part must be replaced.

CAUTION:
Only open cans immediately before use. Apply and use product only in dust-free, well-ventilated area. Working temperature must be between 56 - 70°F. Once mixed, the G2 Brake Caliper PaintSystem cannot be stored and must be used immediately - once mixed, there are only between 4-6 hrs. working time with the paint depending on ambient temperature. Plan the application process accordingly. Also, brake dust may contain asbestos. Wear safety clothing and a face mask while cleaning calipers.

DIRECTIONS:

Preparation

1.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.

2. 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.
Do not paint the mating surfaces where the road wheels attach to the brake drums. The wheel’s mounting hub diameter should be measured and masked off on the brake drum prior to painting.
Application

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Wait 15 minutes before applying a second coat to cover any bubbles and even out the gloss finish of each caliper.

Curing

The paint requires 2 hours' curing time before reinstalling the wheels. Do not use vehicle for 24 hours in order to allow the paint to reach its full grade of hardening.

CARE AND MAINTAINANCE:

Once the paint has fully cured, the vehicle may be driven as normal. Periodically clean brake calipers to maintain the high-gloss finish by simply spraying or wiping them off with a hose or damp cloth. Chemical cleaners will no longer be necessary.
 

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I used Red Devil Polyurethane Oil Enamal...

Simply bought one of those little half-pint cans of Red Devil Polyurethane Oil Enamal that you find in a hardware store, and brush painted the calipers on my 99 Maxima in the fall of 99.

Thoroughly sprayed down the brakes and calipers with standard aerosol "brake cleaner" before painting.

For me, brushing was easier (but slower) than trying to control a spray paint situation so close to the rest of the body work.

Poly paint is TOUGH. Which is important because here in PGH we use sand, cinders, rock-salt, boulders, twisted steel, broken glass, old roofing tiles, discarded nails/bolts, pot-holes, sewer lids; whatever the chuckleheads in the DOT decide to use to pave with or cover snowy roads for traction.
Their favorite is the stone-chip paving: first they roof-tar the road, then simply dump loose stone chips all over it. Whatever doesn't get thrown up on other car's windshields eventually gets pushed into the roofing tar and - viola! - the road was re-paved!

We love the cinder/road salt blend; first we sand-blast the undercarriage then salt it, insuring a shorter-than-desired lifespan of our cars.

But I digress....

Aside from a chip or two in the calipers, the paint has held up extremely well. I really need to re-fresh the paint, but no longer have the spare cycles to spend the day primping the car.
 

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HA,HA,HA......never have I heard DOT's paving practices described so well.........our guys must have taken the same training..... :roll:
 
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