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Old 05-12-2002, 11:16 AM   #1
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Brake Calipers

Anyone know anything about painting your brake calipers?? Like what paint is used and where it can be done. Also How much is it?
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:41 AM   #2
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YOu can actuallydo it yourself. You would want to get high heat temp paint paint.

Here's what you'll need, I'd recommend buying a bottle of CRC brake cleaning fluid, paint brush, a small lil pan or some sort to hold the paint in. The choice of color is yours to pick, but make sure to it's high heat resistance paint or engine paint.

Take a wire brush and some brake fluid and squirt it on the caliper and clean it really good and then take a cotton cloth and make sure all the fluid are clean so the paint will cling on good

Now basically take the wheels off, if you want, cover all the unwanted areas that dont' need to be painted with newspaper and make sure it's covered or you can just do what I did, spray the paint on teh brush and brush it onto the caliper itself, don't put too much cause it'll drip. Wait every 10 min before the next coat, usually I do 4 coats, and you should be fine from there.

Let your car rest for a day and you can start driving.
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Old 05-12-2002, 12:40 PM   #3
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High heat temp paint is also what I used on my calipers. Went with black for that cleaner look on my 328i. It's been over a year now and paint is holding up fine.
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Old 05-12-2002, 02:55 PM   #4
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Aight thanks.. any recommendations on color? My car is black and lights/clears are smoked and putting on Hamann black grill. I dont want anything to loud. black? gray?
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paint the calipers either black or red.... if u want it to look pimp
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I like them red! matches most colours too.. black isn't that really noticable.. yellow is a good choice as well..
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I went to the local auto store and got some high temp spray paint. It worked just fine. Just be sure to tape off very well.
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