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Old 03-02-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Painting brake calipers

i am tired of my break calipers looking so dull. i plan on painting them either red or orange but i still would like to have them say brembo. i have been looking around for brembo stencils but can't seem to find any. i was wondering what size should the brembo print be so it looks like the red aftermarket brake upgrade....
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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try looking for decals. What you want to do is paint the caliper, then apply the decal over the top (when dry). Very easy, and you should spend less then $5 a decal.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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try looking for decals. What you want to do is paint the caliper, then apply the decal over the top (when dry). Very easy, and you should spend less then $5 a decal.
Would decals work? Brake calipers get hot. I would think that the decals would melt.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:07 AM   #4
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Would decals work? Brake calipers get hot. I would think that the decals would melt.
I don't want to post a link, I'm not sure of the rules if it isn't a site vendor, but a quick google search for brembo brake stickers shows that there are special high temp decals for the calipers
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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dont paint them... the paint will wear( experience talking here).. get them powder coated.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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mine are getting powder coated right now I cant wait to get them back.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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I don't want to post a link, I'm not sure of the rules if it isn't a site vendor, but a quick google search for brembo brake stickers shows that there are special high temp decals for the calipers
Did not know they had High temp stickers - good to know as long as people use them.

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dont paint them... the paint will wear( experience talking here).. get them powder coated.
Powder coated is the way to go, but to do it right is expensive! Paid $600 for rear to match front with the white brembo lettering. This is for them to take them off, takem apart, put back on and bleed brakes.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #9
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Did not know they had High temp stickers - good to know as long as people use them.



Powder coated is the way to go, but to do it right is expensive! Paid $600 for rear to match front with the white brembo lettering. This is for them to take them off, takem apart, put back on and bleed brakes.
$600??? OUCH!! We paid $200 for all four calipers AND got my rotors done in two colors! And that included the paint!
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I had mine painted by showstopper. He used high temp paint and they came out great. Two years later, they still look great.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #11
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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$600??? OUCH!! We paid $200 for all four calipers AND got my rotors done in two colors! And that included the paint!
Did you do some of the work yourself, $200 sounds right if you took the calipers apart yourself and had someone just powder coat them.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #13
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Will high temp paint, like say, engine enamel, not work????
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High temp paint works fine. You have to be EXTRA careful not to let brake fluid touch it. But mine were painted 2 years ago and still look great.
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Will high temp paint, like say, engine enamel, not work????
Some say it won't, but I painted the calipers red on my sentra and they lasted at least 3 years until I sold it. I think I used break caliper paint. I do know that I brushed it on by spraying the paint into the cap and using a brush. I also did several coats over a day, just left the car on jackstands and put a coat on Avery hour or so.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #16
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You can buy caliper paint - I think Autozone sells it. Brake fluid will take it off though.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #17
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I used Dupli-color caliper paint on my Mustang, and it lasted for 7 years. Put it on my Camaro 2 years ago. Still looks like new. And yes, the decals will last. I put them on my wife's Solstice painted calipers. in '08, and they still are perfect.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #18
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #19
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here as well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #20
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2 years on, and my powder-coated calipers are still like new - search for mike the powdercoatguy

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #21
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Will high temp paint, like say, engine enamel, not work????
Works perfect.

$25 in paint and clear, $5 in high temp vinyl. 20,000 miles, zero issues.



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Old 02-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #22
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I want to take my calipers off to get them powder coated but I dot have a clue how to do it...can anyone give me a clue on how to take them off ? It'd be greatly appreciated
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Mike the powder coater. Google it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:32 AM   #24
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I need to do this mod ASAP!

When I do it though, I will paint the rusty rotor hats at the same time.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:09 AM   #25
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I want to take them off myself. Any clue on how to do this ?
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