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Anybody ever try Rustoleum to paint calipers ?

This is a discussion on Anybody ever try Rustoleum to paint calipers ? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=150 Its a oil based protective enamel paint. It says dont paint anything above 200 degrees, but @ $8 a ...

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    Anybody ever try Rustoleum to paint calipers ?

    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=150

    Its a oil based protective enamel paint. It says dont paint anything above 200 degrees, but @ $8 a quart that would last a long time. I might try this stuff.

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    Stick with VHT caliper paint.



    And on a black car like yours, I recommend their black caliper paint.

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    Been looking at some pics and trying to decide on whether to paint them one solid red color or the main part red and the other black hummmmm..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    Been looking at some pics and trying to decide on whether to paint them one solid red color or the main part red and the other black hummmmm..........
    Dan actually just did his that way.
    Bracket is black (if I remember right) and the caliper itself is red.
    Of course, that is a silver car.

    Black brackets and black calipers on my car.
    Black is tough. Any other color tends to distract from the black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Dan actually just did his that way.
    Bracket is black (if I remember right) and the caliper itself is red.
    Of course, that is a silver car.

    Black brackets and black calipers on my car.
    Black is tough. Any other color tends to distract from the black.
    ok thanks for the input.........I got this coming week off from work so I plan on doing some detailing on the slowmaro

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    Do all black and avoid the Rustoleum Randy. As an alternative to black, you might do the caliper in black and the bracket polished. It would give it a touch of accent and not be too distracting. Just something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    ok thanks for the input.........I got this coming week off from work so I plan on doing some detailing on the slowmaro
    Very nice!!


    I am actually thinking about changing my calipers.
    Bracket a slightly 'darker than normal' grey, and caliper itself in black.

    I just can't see adding a color like red to my car. Would stick out like a sore thumb in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Do all black and avoid the Rustoleum Randy. As an alternative to black, you might do the caliper in black and the bracket polished. It would give it a touch of accent and not be too distracting. Just something to consider.
    any negs about Rustoleum ? Did some research cant find any bad reports yet. I know the VHT and kits they sell at Autozone are better but you know me Mr. Cheap lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Very nice!!


    I am actually thinking about changing my calipers.
    Bracket a slightly 'darker than normal' grey, and caliper itself in black.

    I just can't see adding a color like red to my car. Would stick out like a sore thumb in my opinion.
    I knida like how the red sticks out. But dont wont to distract from the looks of the wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    any negs about Rustoleum ? Did some research cant find any bad reports yet. I know the VHT and kits they sell at Autozone are better but you know me Mr. Cheap lol
    No negs, I am just 99% sure it won't hold up near as well as the VHT and you will be redoing your work time after time and eventually stripping them down to do it the proper way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    No negs, I am just 99% sure it won't hold up near as well as the VHT and you will be redoing your work time after time and eventually stripping them down to do it the proper way.
    I thought about stripping them down they are hid behind the wheels so if its not perfect nobody will know but me. If I still went to car shows I might care, but going to them got kinda boring

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    ive always used duplicolor engine enamel (or exhaust enamel) on all my calipers/drums. . . 4 bucks a can! its claims up to 500 degrees and the exhaust enamels claims up to 1500 degrees. and i agree with luos go with black or maybe a gray.

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    I used the Rustoleum here are the results..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I used the Rustoleum here are the results..........

    Front Brakes
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    it does look good man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    it does look good man!!
    thanks

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    Now...you need a good drop..what size tire is that on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdFlewLS1 View Post
    Now...you need a good drop..what size tire is that on the back?
    stock 275/40/17

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    i like it. mine were painted silver when i got it. doesnt look very good up close. im thinking of doing mine red (i have a red car though). never thought of doing the bracket different

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    Quote Originally Posted by red99ws6 View Post
    i like it. mine were painted silver when i got it. doesnt look very good up close. im thinking of doing mine red (i have a red car though). never thought of doing the bracket different
    I think red would blend in great with your red paint. I looked at lots of pics and decided the red/black looked better than one solid color. It goes good with my red ss emblems on my wheels/fenders

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    I used gloss black Rustoleum on my calipers about 4 years ago and they still look fine. Every spring I clean them up good and check to see if any touch up is needed, but I have had no complaints.

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