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Old 15 Sep 2014, 01:25 am
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Alright so tomorrow I plan on buying some new 15 inch rims for my cruiser, I will be using my stock tires, so i will be taking it to a shop to have my tires dismounted and mounted and balanced to the new wheels.

While the wheels are off of the car is when i plan on painting the calipers real quick with dupli-color spray can. I do not plan on any other prepping besides using a plastic shopping bag to cover the rotors and everything else.

I dont plan on cleaning the calipers with brake cleaner or anything else.

Just a quick spray while wheels are off the car. I dont have a Jack and probably too much of a job for me to do on my own at home.

My question is can I get good results by just simply spraying the calipers without any other prepping? They will be painted red.
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Old 15 Sep 2014, 01:37 am
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Not really

You should at least clean them with brake clean before painting.
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Old 15 Sep 2014, 07:14 am
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Better off buying the Dupli-Color Kit. Includes calipar cleaner and 8oz can of paint. Buy some 1 in sponge brushes to apply the paint. Easier and neater.
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Old 15 Sep 2014, 04:43 pm
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You are wasting your "precious time", it seems.
Even with good cleaning with a degreaser, and using the brake cleaner that comes with the Duplicoro kit at Atozone, I had some peeling after just one winter!

If you don't plan on degreasing before a "quick spray", you get what you deserve....crappy looking rotors after a short time.
Just sayin'.....
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Old 15 Sep 2014, 05:45 pm
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Default Re: Painted brake caliper question?

Just did mine.

Autozone sells actual "caliper paint". It's especially made to coat well on the rough cast iron surfaces of calipers and to stand up to the heat.

Here's what I suggest:

1. Completely remove the caliper from the car.

2. Clear the caliper with a wire brush or wire wheel on a grinder or drill.

3. Tape off the piston and rubber boots or just remove the boots and bolt bushings and tape off the holes for the bushings.

4. Wipe down good with paint thinner.

5. Apply several coats of spray-on caliper paint.

6. Reinstall.

7. Bleed caliper with a rubber hose attached to the bleeder to avoid getting brake fluid on the fresh paint.

8. Enjoy!





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Old 15 Sep 2014, 06:49 pm
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Default Re: Painted brake caliper question?

Now what is that special "blue" paint again, I forgot?
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Now what is that special "blue" paint again, I forgot?
That be the rare and coveted "Oxford Blue".

PS: I actually got the idea from these Arospeed brand rear rotors. It's a nice opposing color and it doesn't stick out. Only other gear heads notice. Plus I already had a can.

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That be the rare and coveted "Ox Blue".
OH not so rare....


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