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Old 06-06-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Removing Caliper Paint

Any suggestions on removing the caliper paint from my V6? I painted them a couple of months before driving on a cross country road trip. When i reached about the TN area there was snow and salt all over the roads and this made the paint start chipping off. I now want to remove the paint completely and order the MGP caliper covers.

Preferably, I would like to do this with the wheels and calipers still on without damaging the actual brakes, rotors, and calipers.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Permatex Gasket Remover

Brake Fluid

Wirebrush


Follow up with acetone to remove any leftover oils.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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can these chemicals potentially ruin other parts of the caliper or break system. I have read somewhere that they can cause the seals to deteriorate.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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Yes, they can but they are the only option I know without taking the calipers off. Well I guess you can sit there with a wire brush and a dremel with a wire wheel and carefully remove it that way.

Honestly though your best bet would be to remove them :-(
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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ok, thanks for the help. I wonder if I can get the dealer to clean them up when I take my car in to get the brakes replaced?
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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much easier.....

this stuff and a wire brush...done it several times..avail at lowes....10 min job

http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-255...+paint+remover
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