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Old 04 Jul 2004, 08:57 pm
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Default Brake Drum and Caliper Paint

Any reccomendations on what paint to use and tips for prepping?

(do i need to worry about the paint messing with heat transfer on the calipers?)
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Old 05 Jul 2004, 12:17 am
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My Drums are flaking apart real bad, they're just covered in rust. I might have to sand them down and get some Hi-Temp paint for them.

I spray-painted my Exhaust Manifolds of my other car with a Aluminum Hi-Temp paint and they're holding up very well. It's been about a year and a half since I did them too. However, I don't know if you need Hi-Temp paint for the brakes, but if you do, it holds up really great!
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Old 05 Jul 2004, 01:35 am
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The G2 system is pretty popular. I used it on my car and it's a snap to do...then again my car only had about 1500 miles on it when I did this. You can pick it up at tirerack.com in your choice of colors. Go to http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/g2/caliper_paint.jsp

As for prep, just hit the calipers real good with the brake clean spray in the kit, and brush with a stiff brush to get the heavy stuff off. You can always pick up more brake cleaner at any autoparts store for a few bucks, but it goes a long way. The paint itself is a two part mix and you brush it on. Works really well.
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Old 05 Jul 2004, 08:33 pm
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I have wanted to do this too, but not sure what color to do it. I don't want it to look too "white trash" or anything. I mean I have a Stone White Cruiser, so what color would look ok in your guys opinion?
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Old 05 Jul 2004, 09:21 pm
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FOr your white car i would go silver or black. IMHO

For my electric blue im torn between black and blue.

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Old 05 Jul 2004, 09:43 pm
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Yeah, I am thinking Black as well. I dont want anything too flashy. I like the car to look good, but I also want MODESTY LOL.
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Old 05 Jul 2004, 10:01 pm
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I'm trying to keep mine as stock looking as possible as at some point in time I know I'll be trading it in OR selling it outright and I don't want to limit the buyers. Black would be good on any PT.
I know someone who painted theirs yellow, didn't appeal to me, my opinion.
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