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Old 01-02-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Painted Calipers

how much does it cost to paint your brake calipers?

also, can you do it to an LS or do you need bigger brakes. thanks (p.s- i know you wont be able to really see them on an LS unless you get aftermarket rims)
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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You can get a kit from G4 (might be G8 I cant remember) for like $50 ish
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:47 PM   #3
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i found this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5056657_pain...ficiently.html



would i have to re-balance and align the wheels after putting them back on....?
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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And yes you can paint the LS brake calipers
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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You can get a kit from G4 (might be G8 I cant remember) for like $50 ish
yeah alot of google results for kits.

would u even be able to see the calipers with heritage wheels?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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You can get caliper paint at Autozone for around 8 bucks.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #8
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #9
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you could have them professionally powdercoated for cheap too. probably 100$ for the lot.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #10
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get the covers, much easier and look awesome. Plus you can see them a mile away too.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:53 PM   #11
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Covers don't look all that bad! Nice!!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:17 AM   #12
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Sorry, but those covers look terrible IMO. So obviously fake. Painting the actual caliper looks much better. But to each their own. I painted mine myself.

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:34 AM   #13
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Sorry, but those covers look terrible IMO. So obviously fake. Painting the actual caliper looks much better. But to each their own though. Painted mine myself.

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id prefer to paint also

questions questions....

what paint you use? paint gun/brush/what? did you take wheel off? did you have to realign and balance again after?

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:59 AM   #14
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id prefer to paint also

questions questions....

what paint you use? paint gun/brush/what? did you take wheel off? did you have to realign and balance again after?

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I used VHT caliper paint from here: http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/vhthigtembra1.html
It's sprayed on to avoid brush strokes. I painted them on the car, just masked everything around them really well. I might have gone overboard, but this is what I did:

-Cleaned caliper thouroughly with brake cleaner and wire brush. It's critical that you get all the grease and dirt off or the paint won't stick properly.

- Sprayed on two coats of high temp primer, lightly sanding after each coat. This step may not be necessary as the paint directions say primer isn't required. Let dry overnight.

- Sprayed on three coats of caliper paint in 10 minute intervals. Use light coats so as to avoid runs. Apply as many coats as necessary to cover part. Let dry overnight.

- Applied camaro decals.

- Sprayed on two coats of high temp clear. Let dry overnight.

- Put wheels back on and enjoy.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #15
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I can't believe anyone likes those covers.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:41 AM   #16
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I bought the G4 kit and painted them myself. There should be some pics in my garage. If not I'll PM you a pic later today of mine. At work now and can't upload pics.

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id prefer to paint also

questions questions....

what paint you use? paint gun/brush/what? did you take wheel off? did you have to realign and balance again after?

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:48 AM   #17
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how much does it cost to paint your brake calipers?

also, can you do it to an LS or do you need bigger brakes. thanks (p.s- i know you wont be able to really see them on an LS unless you get aftermarket rims)
We have a vendor here on Camaro5 that powdercoats calipers!! Here is the link to his thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64503

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:10 AM   #18
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I still like em'
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:38 AM   #19
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I bought the G4 kit and painted them myself. There should be some pics in my garage. If not I'll PM you a pic later today of mine. At work now and can't upload pics.

Paint is G2.

Here is a thread on this subject.



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Old 01-03-2011, 09:46 AM   #20
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.96 cents a can... Black paint from Walmart! works great!---painted calipers distract from the car! my 2 cents I am so old and so set in my ways..
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #21
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.96 cents a can... Black paint from Walmart! works great!---painted calipers distract from the car! my 2 cents I am so old and so set in my ways..

Does it hold up to the heat brakes can generate?
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:12 PM   #22
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Becareful what you buy. Some of the walmart stuff looks good for a month and then starts to chip off. Happened on my brothers car. You wont have to realign the wheels. Just take the wheel off and paint them.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #23
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I'm sorry but those covers look like some childrens toy was cut to fit over the caliper. do not like : (
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