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This is a discussion on just painted calipers within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; well i just painted my calipers. i had nothing but towels and cardboard to coverup and spray. therefore spraying the ...

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    just painted calipers

    well i just painted my calipers. i had nothing but towels and cardboard to coverup and spray. therefore spraying the whole caliper area and the brakepad. i hear you aren't suppose to do this... would this be okay though? what is the worst i could expect from painting the brake pads as well besides fading.. thanks.

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    You can't hurt the pads any more than when you brake alot . Don't worry, the paint will come off eventually and the pads are replacable lol. I did the same to my brake pads. Just make sure you let the paint cure a good amount of time before you go heating it up on the street. I'd recomend a day at least. I gave mine a weekend with all the paint I put on mine.

    Also BTW did you apply a clear coat? I'd recomend it for ease of cleaning. Just a little tip...

    And any pics?

    Rob

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    no clearcoat. i'll post pics up later on.

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    that looks very nice!
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    what did you use to clean them before you painted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom
    what did you use to clean them before you painted?
    Break or caliper cleaner.

    Then a spong with the green part on it. A tooth brush to get in the hard to reach spots. And finish with 100-250 grit sand paper.

    Then wash and dry. Then you paint .

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    i just used brake cleaner.

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