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Painting SOM calipers

This is a discussion on Painting SOM calipers within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I'm having some trouble finding a good high temp paint that I can use to paint brake calipers Sunset orange ...

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    Sunset Orange
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    Painting SOM calipers

    I'm having some trouble finding a good high temp paint that I can use to paint brake calipers Sunset orange metallic. The closest I've been able to find is a duplicolor red-orange. close, but I don't know how it'd look after drying. Any good suggestions other than powdercoating?

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    Your not going to be able to match SOM with a powder coat, I've tried.

    There is a shop by me called Ketone that will mix any color paint you need into an aerosol can. All you do is give them your paint code. I had some made from them 7-8 years ago for my SOM WS6 and it was like $20/can. They did a good job, paint matched dead on. I'm not sure about the high temp aspect as everything I painted wasn't heat stressed. Anyway, I think they are still in business give them a call maybe they will ship. 630-852-9507

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    Just go to any Dupont or PPG store and they can mix the color and put it in a can for you. They can tell you what temp it will be good up to and probably have an additive to make it a high temp paint. They just get a rattle can of high temp clearcoat.
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    try VHT

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    Sunset Orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross1 View Post
    try VHT
    yeah VHT is what i originally wanted to go with. used it before and had good results. the problem is they dont have a good color to use. Thought I found one on Advance Auto parts website but when i went to go look at it at the store, it was a burnt copper,not orange. I know G2 will mix cutom paints, but I really dont want to spend $100 on caliper paint.

    Advance auto: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...763-_-10711125

    G2: http://g2usa.com/WordPress/tag/chevrolet-camaro/
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    Dont do your calipers the same color... go black, or silver or red etc

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    My vote is paint them black and put a som transam sticker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naperws6 View Post
    My vote is paint them black and put a som transam sticker.
    I thought the same thing. blacks about the only other color I'd do other than orange.. I dont' know for sure though yet, gotta think about it a little more

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    Here's the black look ..might help [IMG][/IMG]

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    sorta looks..................goth ......J/K.......maybe i will do black next time

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    i used hitemp primer,gm SOM paint,hitemp clear coat. worked great. its been on for about 4years now.

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    Sunset Orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    i used hitemp primer,gm SOM paint,hitemp clear coat. worked great. its been on for about 4years now.
    You have any pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    sorta looks..................goth ......J/K.......maybe i will do black next time
    I'm not done with them yet...I just can't think what 2 do next..Maybe paint talons/claws ...

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    paint them black. i did that with my red Z. orange is just going to get dirty over time from all the brake dust.
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    How far has your Whip come along?

    found one of my old threads.

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    Sunset Orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    How far has your Whip come along?

    found one of my old threads.
    Looks great, I love seein the progress.. So I think I'm gonna do a SOM caliper and paint the brake pad/ bracket black if that makes sense. Just gotta get a hold of some SOM paint now.. whats the price usually run on a bucket/can (or enough to paint the calipers?)
    Last edited by nichoLaS1; 09-27-2010 at 08:39 AM.

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    This is from an old friends SOM Camaro SS who helped me do mine. Same configuration as mine but he did his SOM and they look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    This is from an old friends SOM Camaro SS who helped me do mine.

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    Looks good, do you know what he used?

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    We both used the Duplicolor high temp engine enamel. SOM for the calipers and black for the brackets.



    Quote Originally Posted by nichoLaS1 View Post
    Looks good, do you know what he used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    We both used the Duplicolor high temp engine enamel. SOM for the calipers and black for the brackets.

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    If you know where you got it that'd be awesome, casue I can't find a high temp SOM for the life of me

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