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Painting disk brake calipers
#415404 Thu May 22 2008 03:14 AM
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Eastwood sells a "kit" for painting calipers with a brush so you don't have to take the thing apart. I like that idea because I'd just like to get rid of the rust and put a coating of gray or black paint on them.

Is there another way to do this without spending $40 for the Eastwood kit?


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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
Czechman #415411 Thu May 22 2008 03:31 AM
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I beleive that dupli-Color has a similar product, should be able to find it at the flaps.


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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
LONGBOX55 #415556 Thu May 22 2008 02:37 PM
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Unless you're planning to trailer the truck everywhere and never do anything other than drive it on and off the trailer for a car show, the paint won't stay put. Brake parts are there to generate HEAT, lots of it, because that's what stops the vehicle. The paint will peel off in a matter of a few minutes of normal driving. Paint on calipers also serves as an insulator, keeping them from dissipating the heat they create. Boiling brake fluid doesn't stop worth crap, as anyone who has experienced brake fade can confirm!
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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
Hotrod Lincoln #415572 Thu May 22 2008 04:08 PM
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I agree with Hotrod Lincoln. Bad idea.

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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
Harvester #415600 Thu May 22 2008 05:37 PM
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My bet is that if you were to paint the calipers, the extra heat generated by the insulating qualities of the paint would cause a immediate and catastrophic failure of your brake system. This would probably happen in the parking lot at the shopping mall and result in the death of many women and children.

Eastwood caliper paint is good to 900&deg. Dot 3 brake fluid boils at 369&deg. Knowledgeable folks paint and powder coat calipers all day long and live to talk about it.

Paint the suckers if you want to, it's only a bad idea if you paint them pink!

Stuart

Re: Painting disk brake calipers
atomarc #415601 Thu May 22 2008 05:42 PM
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I'm not painting calipers, but I painted the inside of the backing plates of my 53 with a high temp rattle can paint from the hardware store that is sold for painting BBQ grills, etc. (supposed to be good to 1200 degrees).


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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
Jeff_from_KY #415611 Thu May 22 2008 06:19 PM
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saw the dupli color stuff at advance auto parts.it is specifically for calipers.seems if it was bad to use it with all the liability issues involved they wouldnt sell it.but then again i dont know much of nuthin.......dave


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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
#415774 Fri May 23 2008 01:39 AM
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I think this may be another example of how theory doesn't play out in the real world. I'm with David on this one... if it had a harmful effect on something as fundamental as brakes I doubt seriously that anyone would risk making and selling it.

I'm going to paint mine silver with instructions in my will to post an obit here if I die in an accident caused by my painted calipers.


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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
atomarc #415781 Fri May 23 2008 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by atomarc
My bet is that if you were to paint the calipers, the extra heat generated by the insulating qualities of the paint would cause a immediate and catastrophic failure of your brake system. This would probably happen in the parking lot at the shopping mall and result in the death of many women and children.

Eastwood caliper paint is good to 900&deg. Dot 3 brake fluid boils at 369&deg. Knowledgeable folks paint and powder coat calipers all day long and live to talk about it.

Paint the suckers if you want to, it's only a bad idea if you paint them pink!

Stuart


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Re: Painting disk brake calipers
Czechman #415782 Fri May 23 2008 02:11 AM
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I've got an 06 Mustang that we painted the calipers the day we took the car off the lot (we ordered the car, so we ordered the kit in advance) with one of Eastwood's kits, and haven't had any problems with either the brakes or the paint coming off. It looks just as good as it did the day we painted the calipers.
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