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Old 02-17-2007, 06:28 PM
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Ok Today I just completed painting my break calipers.
I wanted to show everyone else how to do it also.


Step one remove the center caps from your wheels.
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What a great tutorial, haha jk.
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Step 2

Un torque the bolts but do not remove. The use a jack to lift your car just enough for the tire to be off the ground. Then revome the loose bolts and remove tire.


it will look like this
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What a great tutorial, haha jk.
give me some time now first one of ever done
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step 3

assuming you already bought a caliper paint kit get that out follow directions. I went with dupli color. spray and clean surface with the cleaner that is in the kit and scrub of dirt and grime
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step 4
wait untill the all dirt is gone and let dry for 10 min.
then mix your paint up that is provided and paint a lite coat on caliper.
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step five

allow first coat to dry for 20 min then apply a second or third if youd like.
and when done allow to dry angin and put the tire on again and re do all bolts and re torque and your done.

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I will post more picture later.
hope this was informal for those of you who will do this in the future.
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A suggestion. Take off the calipers and then paint.
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A suggestion. Take off the calipers and then paint.
not worth my time it only took 20 min to do each one.
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did you do all 4? some pics with rims on would be nice..
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I want to paint mine, i just need some jack stands and one of those lifts thingys as well as a torque wrench. Im sure i could get some @ walmart for real cheap.
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did you do all 4? some pics with rims on would be nice..
yeah i did all 4 ill get those pics up for you as soon as a can get my cam back from my dad he has it at work
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I want to paint mine, i just need some jack stands and one of those lifts thingys as well as a torque wrench. Im sure i could get some @ walmart for real cheap.
i didnt use jack stands. just used a jack lifted it did one at a time.
but i had to go to a shop and have them un torque them.
but i ended up buying a torque wrench for 15 bucks well worth it.

and it would look real good with your red paint
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i didnt use jack stands. just used a jack lifted it did one at a time.
but i had to go to a shop and have them un torque them.
but i ended up buying a torque wrench for 15 bucks well worth it.

and it would look real good with your red paint
I think this will be one of my summer projects. An easy and relativly cheap comsmetic mod.
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there is no way all that is under 30 my jack alone cost me 30 and its not the nice push jacks its the hand turning one
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so any pictures of the finished product
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thats about right i got my craftsman jack and 2 jackstands for $50
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so any pictures of the finished product
here is one w/o the tire on i have to get the one with the tire uploaded

these are the back calipers the front look much better i get thoses up to
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but i ended up buying a torque wrench for 15 bucks well worth it.
What kind is it? I sure hope it's the beam type where the handle itself flexes. Even then that's quite cheap. A decent micrometer type one will set you back about $100. I would only trust something like that on lugnuts, or suspension/brakes (something where accuracy isn't that important).
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Considering the weather that those calipers will take, I'd be suprised if that paint lasted through the summer. I priced getting my calipers powder coated and it would cost me about 25 bucks each. The big problem there is the calipers have to be removed from the car which means bleeding the entire brake system. However, the powder coating would last for years. That is how the colored calipers sold by brembo, ford racing, etc. are done. The paint is actually baked into the metal. The calipers look good now, but I'd be interested to know how long it lasts.
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What kind is it? I sure hope it's the beam type where the handle itself flexes. Even then that's quite cheap. A decent micrometer type one will set you back about $100. I would only trust something like that on lugnuts, or suspension/brakes (something where accuracy isn't that important).
Its a Gorila Power Wrench
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Considering the weather that those calipers will take, I'd be suprised if that paint lasted through the summer. I priced getting my calipers powder coated and it would cost me about 25 bucks each. The big problem there is the calipers have to be removed from the car which means bleeding the entire brake system. However, the powder coating would last for years. That is how the colored calipers sold by brembo, ford racing, etc. are done. The paint is actually baked into the metal. The calipers look good now, but I'd be interested to know how long it lasts.
they can take up to 500 deg of heat. they will be fine. its dupli color they are the best
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Please check back in with this, because I'd much rather do that than disassemble my entire brake system.
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Please check back in with this, because I'd much rather do that than disassemble my entire brake system.
if your refering to the 500 degree than yes its true.
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No, I mean check back in at the end of the summer to let us know if the paint flaked off and powder coating is necessary, or if the less expensive paint will do.
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No, I mean check back in at the end of the summer to let us know if the paint flaked off and powder coating is necessary, or if the less expensive paint will do.
if you want to wait that long ok. see u in summer time.
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Old thread but How are they looking two months later?
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Old thread but How are they looking two months later?
haha on sunday (tomarrow) I will take pics to show how they are
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