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This is a discussion on brake caliper ?'s within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; im wanting to either polish or paint my calipers on the car, i have anthracite rims on the way so ...

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    brake caliper ?'s

    im wanting to either polish or paint my calipers on the car, i have anthracite rims on the way so id like to do it soon...so i was wondering what color would look best or should i polish them..and second how hard is it to do this(paint or polish).and what kind of paint should i use?and do i need to take the caliper off the car to paint them I've heard i do and also the i don't??

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    Paint them black using high temp, 500 or higher. You can paint them on the car or off, doesn't matter, but you will get much better results if you remove them. The key is proper prep. You want to use a high temp clear coat to finish it off with as well.
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    alright so you think black would look best? n also theres rust around like the center of the rotor is there any way to get that off? or am i screwed?

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    also how do you recommend to prep them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gable2000ta View Post
    alright so you think black would look best? n also theres rust around like the center of the rotor is there any way to get that off? or am i screwed?
    Polished looks great as well, I don't know if it would look as good as the black+anthracite wheels though. You are always safe with black.

    You might take some steel wool to the center part of the rotor and see if that fixes the rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gable2000ta View Post
    also how do you recommend to prep them?
    Brake cleaner first, then use soap and water with a brush and scrub them down. This should have all the dirt/dust off them. If you want a smoother look to them, you can sand them down as well.

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    k thanks

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    You can always get the duplicolor brush on kit in black. I have used it and looks great. Very easy to use.
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    If it were my car I would polish them. Every time I walk up to my car I cant help but stare at how nice they look. They were painted before and that was no way near as nice. My .02
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    what all do you do to polish just sand them down n using some mothers mag polish?

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    finished my calipers
    Here go to this link it tells how I did mine and has some pics. They look even better now that I used a powerball to repolish them. If you have any other ?s feel free t ask

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    Sorry about the bad pic, but I haven't washed the car in awhile. I really hated the rust on my rotors, so I bought some of the high heat caliper paint in silver and red, and did both the rotors and calipers. This pic was just taken and has been painted for about 7K miles.


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    thanks didnt know you could do that ill def. be doin that

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    Quote Originally Posted by gable2000ta View Post
    thanks didnt know you could do that ill def. be doin that
    Yeah, and it's a nice touch up. I was going to do black, but decided on silver high temp. Since the caliper never touches that spot it should last a long time and keep it looking rust free.

    The rotors were definitely easier than the calipers, since I left the calipers on and took the rotors off. Sand them down, get some blue painters tape and newspaper to mask off all of the area's where the caliper touches and spray away. did about four coats of that silver. Had a little overspray, but that came right off as soon as I drove the car.

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