Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Flowmaster Exhaust
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis

Suspension / Brakes / Chassis All suspension, brakes and chassis discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
Sleez

 
Sleez's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010, 2LT, RS, 6M, ABM (#1893) SOLD
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Willits, CA
Posts: 1,455
Heat Curing caliper paint

i am going to paint my calipers with VHT paint. VHT recommends curing in a 200 degree F oven for 20 minutes. or they could be driven to temp to cure. mine aren't installed yet, so that's not an option, plus i want to add decals and clear coat. i plan on curing after painting and again after clear coating.

the calipers are brand new, not installed, stock SS Brembos.

question; do i have to disassemble the calipers to safely bake them at 200 degrees F?

i assume the seals would be able to handle at least that temp.

how hard is it to disassemble the pistons and seals? i assume they can be blown out with an air hose?

thanks for any constructive suggestions.
Sleez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
bannonm

 
bannonm's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS M6 VR
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,321
I believe there's someone on the forum that does caliper powder coating and does not remove the pistons. His statement was that the brake system can get as hot/hotter than the oven for powder coating. 200 degrees doesn't seem that hot in comparison to what I've read powder coating requires. Might not be worth the effort if it's that low of a temp.

However my powder coater did remove the pistons and seals. He didn't give me a reason why it had to be done.
__________________
bannonm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
Sleez

 
Sleez's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010, 2LT, RS, 6M, ABM (#1893) SOLD
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Willits, CA
Posts: 1,455
thanks guys, yeah i was planning on masking the whole recessed area around the pistons.
Sleez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
Ivan @ Southwest Speed
Southwestspeed.net

 
Ivan @ Southwest Speed's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS, '96 Z28
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 11,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by The LSX Dr. View Post
I used a hand held heat gun to cure mine. I also added Brembo stickers after the curing. They came out great.

I would mask off the area on the back where the pisotns are instead of totally disassembling them. You do not want any paint getting into where the seals and pistons are. This how I did mine. Just my .02.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleez View Post
thanks guys, yeah i was planning on masking the whole recessed area around the pistons.
Word!

Thats exactly how we do em for our customers too.....much easier that way and cost effective for em.

Brembo decals are available everywhere on ebay now too....cheap I might add.

Good luck and let us know how they come out!
Ivan
Ivan @ Southwest Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 12:15 AM   #5
Sleez

 
Sleez's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010, 2LT, RS, 6M, ABM (#1893) SOLD
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Willits, CA
Posts: 1,455
thanks ivan,

are you saying you use the heat gun? or just referring to the masking?
Sleez is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
brakes, caliper, paint, vht

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.