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    Pointers for this mod?

    Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone has a link to a write-up or a how to for painting calipers and rotors.

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    thats a link to a guy in this forum thats done it but I was hoping for a few more details as far as prep work and cleaning goes. What should I use for sanding, cleaning, adheisive promoter, primer stuff like that?

    thanks in advance.

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    The link above is one way of doing it. I prefer removing the caliper completely from the vehicle and doing it though. I think you get better results by removing it.
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    I just did my brake calipers over the weekend: 1) Removed the caliper and used a coathanger to hang it from the wheelwell. 2) Unbolted and removed the caliper bracket and removed the brake disc. 3) Pulled the caliper pins from the bracket, plugged the holes and taped off the lip where the rubber boots seat. 4) Removed the rubber cap from the bleeder. 5) Used brake cleaner on all parts and then went over everything with a small brass brush. 6) More brake cleaner. 7) Taped off the brake hose and bleeder, used a garbage bag and newspaper to cover the suspension, axle and wheelwell. 8) Took a plastic cap from a can of spray paint and cut down the outside to about 3/8 of an inch (easiest way is to run tape around the cap for a straight line) and then slit the center part of the cap so it slides right into the piston and protects the boot also (had to cut a bit deeper for about 1/5 of the circumference for a tight fit). 9) Spray painted the caliper and bracket. 10) Also painted the center of the rotor and hub with POR using a foam brush. Worked great and I didn't have to bleed brakes when I was done.

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    thanks guys... I think I'm going to pull it all off and bleed since my brakes feel a little spongy as is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvers View Post
    Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone has a link to a write-up or a how to for painting calipers and rotors.

    Post your Appearance mods here!

    thats a link to a guy in this forum thats done it but I was hoping for a few more details as far as prep work and cleaning goes. What should I use for sanding, cleaning, adheisive promoter, primer stuff like that?

    thanks in advance.
    dude, consider having the powder coated-triple H will make them look sweet!

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    you know my location TSS I don't want to bother with the shipping... I've got a local powder coater I might hit up with the idea... I've yet to take apart the calipers to see how they work, but isn't there seals they will get fried if powder coated? Or is it simple to take apart and PC safe?

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    I just took my calipers off to install the stainless braided lines, and decided to paint them. Half a can of Red VHT Caliper Paint per caliper...looks AWESOME!!!

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    my car is still sitting in my garage surrounded with snow and I don't have any ambition to jack it up and start tweeking things... YET. So can anyone guide me as to whats all involved in removing and disassembling the calipers to have them powder coated?

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    You don't have to disassemble to powder coat. Those parts are made to withstand heat. They just have to be VERY clean and free of any fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntimid8r7 View Post
    You don't have to disassemble to powder coat. Those parts are made to withstand heat. They just have to be VERY clean and free of any fluid.
    How much do you charge to powdercoat all 4 calipers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntimid8r7 View Post
    You don't have to disassemble to powder coat. Those parts are made to withstand heat. They just have to be VERY clean and free of any fluid.
    oh hey what about a TB? how much you charge????? Thanks

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    Powdercoating is great but if you want a nice paint job that is easy, go with the Duplicolor Caliper Kit. The results are amazing and you do not have to remove anything but the tire. Comes with everything you need in the kit, including instructions! I did it over three years ago and they still look brand new today. I give it the BADASS2000SS seal of approval. Not that that means anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    Powdercoating is great but if you want a nice paint job that is easy, go with the Duplicolor Caliper Kit. The results are amazing and you do not have to remove anything but the tire. Comes with everything you need in the kit, including instructions! I did it over three years ago and they still look brand new today. I give it the BADASS2000SS seal of approval. Not that that means anything.
    I'm always up for saving money... link to said kit?

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