Results 1 to 16 of 16

Painted calipers

This is a discussion on Painted calipers within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; So I painted my calipers and figured I'd be oh so nice and do a write up on it, so ...

  1. #1
    Member transamgirl89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dacula, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    555

    White
    2001 RS Camaro

    Painted calipers

    So I painted my calipers and figured I'd be oh so nice and do a write up on it, so here ya go! I decided to use Dupli-Color caliper paint because you don't have to tape off so much and worry about over spray. It cost $17.99 at Auto Zone.
    [IMG][/IMG]

    First off my front calipers were painted when I got the car but they didn't use high temp paint so the paint peeled off. I sanded them down and this is what I got.
    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]

    Next thing I did was tape off a few places I didn't want to get paint on.
    [IMG][/IMG]

    After taping it off you jump right in and start applying the paint. I did 3 coats to make sure everything was covered evenly. You can paint them without removing the calipers so it was much easier. This is after all the coats of paint had dried.
    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]

    I let everything dry for meh 4-5 hours before putting the wheels back on. The entire process took about 8 hours including drying time. This is the finished product.
    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]

    The next thing I'm gonna do is paint the brackets black. I was gonna do it at the same time I did the calipers but I ran out of daylight and time.

  2. #2
    Junior Member Fterr99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    55
    1999 Camaro SS

    Hey thanks a lot for doing a write up on this. They turned out great. Im going tomorrow to buy the paint. Im going to use the gray/silver color (from duplicolor) so it matches what stock is. Also planning on buying the caliper cleaner. Was overspray an issue at all?

  3. #3
    Junior Member Fterr99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    55
    1999 Camaro SS

    O yea and what for grit sandpaper did you use?

  4. #4
    Member transamgirl89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dacula, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    555

    White
    2001 RS Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by Fterr99ss View Post
    O yea and what for grit sandpaper did you use?
    I started out with 320 grit and once the majority of the old paint was off I used 500. The kit comes with the paint, brush, stir stick, and brake cleaner. If you have an air compressor it makes it so much easier if you're removing old paint. All you do is soak the caliper with brake cleaner and it made my old paint bubble up and I sanded it and hit it with compressed air and it came right off.

  5. #5
    Member transamgirl89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dacula, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    555

    White
    2001 RS Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by Fterr99ss View Post
    Hey thanks a lot for doing a write up on this. They turned out great. Im going tomorrow to buy the paint. Im going to use the gray/silver color (from duplicolor) so it matches what stock is. Also planning on buying the caliper cleaner. Was overspray an issue at all?
    No need to worry about over spray since you brush on the paint. If it was a spray can then you'd need to cover everything and over spray would be an issue. That's the main reason I got the brush on paint. Hope yours turns out good to.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    1,621

    silver
    2000 formula

    the smallest cheap wal mart foam brush was the best thing to paint with

  7. #7
    Member transamgirl89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dacula, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    555

    White
    2001 RS Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    the smallest cheap wal mart foam brush was the best thing to paint with
    Yeah I found that out the hard way. The brush that comes with it is pure crap.

  8. #8
    Junior Member Fterr99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    55
    1999 Camaro SS

    Yea I went to Advance Auto and all they had in the paint on kind was red. Im going to look around and see if i cant find a gray/silver color to use to keep with the looking "stock" factor.

  9. #9
    Member transamgirl89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dacula, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    555

    White
    2001 RS Camaro

    In reply to your message: What mainly got me into cars was my Uncle bringing home a brand new gold Firebird in 98 and my first car was a 99 TA. I got into drag racing after a while and stopped after I totaled my TA. Now I have a 2001 Camaro RS so I don't really drag it since it's a V6. I just baby the hell outta her and take her to shows all the time. I've gotten several awards at local shows so I can't get enough of it. It's funny because no one thinks women know anything about cars, well boy are they wrong! I work on my car on my own and do pretty much anything to it unless it gets down to an electrical issue.

  10. #10
    Junior Member Fterr99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    55
    1999 Camaro SS

    Nah theres a bunch of girls out there that know alot about cars. Yea i take mine to car shows as well. One reason of painting the calipers i feel im lacking in the wheel department. Im still looking for Silver/gray brush on but cant find it anywhere.

  11. #11
    Member transamgirl89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dacula, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    555

    White
    2001 RS Camaro

    why not order it online?

  12. #12
    its short but its skinny. jiveass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    The Woodlands/spring/houston
    Posts
    2,142

    pewter
    99 trans am

    why not paint the brackets too? like black or somethin

  13. #13
    Junior Member Fterr99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    55
    1999 Camaro SS

    I didnt know you could? lol and ill probably paint my brackets the same color i do my calipers

  14. #14
    215 heads,ms4cam,102 fast 2000ls1tranz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lima,ohio
    Age
    33
    Posts
    157

    White
    2000 trans am

    looks good.....but looks better an last longer if u take ur time an take the calibers off an pistons out an paint a couple time an bake in stove...

  15. #15
    215 heads,ms4cam,102 fast 2000ls1tranz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lima,ohio
    Age
    33
    Posts
    157

    White
    2000 trans am

    deff. should of done bracket also...

  16. #16
    Junior Member fst64_v8pwr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    10

    BLACK
    2002 Ram Air TA

    Looks really good. Nice job.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Painted My Calipers!
    By flybird in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-23-2012, 05:00 PM
  2. calipers painted and more
    By sjsingle1 in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 03-20-2011, 07:00 PM
  3. Painted my calipers..
    By nichoLaS1 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 03:16 PM
  4. Painted Calipers for T/A
    By Goldcuffs in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 06:39 PM
  5. just painted calipers
    By Snake Eater in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-21-2006, 08:26 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •