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broderp
07-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Any guides out there on this?

I don't think its too complicated, thought I would ask just to be sure.

I just want to perhaps sandblast the surface rust and then paint or powder coat the parts that rust on the caliper and rotors.

I was thinking black or silver, nothing outrageous.

Post pics of what you did, I'd love to see what is possible. (outrageous or not!)

importrcr13
07-10-2009, 05:45 PM
Here's what i did on my 7th gen.

Removed wheel.
removed brake caliper
removed break pads (set aside)
use a plastic bag place over rotor and dust shield, and tape plastic bag to suspension to cover
put brake caliper back on (without bolting on)
use heat resistant spray paint, or caliper paint
use duplicolor clear coat 1-2 coats evenly.
let dry
remove brake caliper
remove all plastic bags
reisntall brake pads
reinstall caliper
reinstall wheel

repeat for other 3 wheels

drink a beer.

Kastigir
07-10-2009, 06:15 PM
If you can afford it, powdercoating will look better, and last longer.

broderp
07-10-2009, 06:24 PM
If you can afford it, powdercoating will look better, and last longer.


Has anyone tried the Powdercoating stuff you can buy at Sears?? I've been tempted to try it, but have yet to take the plunge.

broderp
07-10-2009, 06:25 PM
Here's what i did on my 7th gen.

Removed wheel.
removed brake caliper
removed break pads (set aside)
use a plastic bag place over rotor and dust shield, and tape plastic bag to suspension to cover
put brake caliper back on (without bolting on)
use heat resistant spray paint, or caliper paint
use duplicolor clear coat 1-2 coats evenly.
let dry
remove brake caliper
remove all plastic bags
reisntall brake pads
reinstall caliper
reinstall wheel

repeat for other 3 wheels

drink a beer.


Did you do any prep-work for the metel? Sand, prime etc.???

thanks

importrcr13
07-10-2009, 06:33 PM
Did you do any prep-work for the metel? Sand, prime etc.???

thanks

Yes sir. sorry.

Once rotors were coveredi got soap and water washed them off got all grease and dirt off. then used 100% alcohol whiped them off.

Used 300grit sand paper and sanded them very rough only around the rounds and flat surfaces, then whiped them off again with a damp cloth.

After they're sanded and cleaned i used basic auto primer, before laying the base coats of heat resistant paint.

joe's gt
07-10-2009, 07:27 PM
In your experiences guys, what brands hold up the best paint wise? Is there an advantage to the brush on vs. rattle can?

We all know powder coating is 10x better. lol.

Mafix
07-10-2009, 07:38 PM
rattle can brake specific paint is all i've used. works good for 3 years or so.

importrcr13
07-10-2009, 07:46 PM
In your experiences guys, what brands hold up the best paint wise? Is there an advantage to the brush on vs. rattle can?

We all know powder coating is 10x better. lol.

Personally... I do not do brush on, the caliper kits don't last too long.

I've always used engine high heat paint to do the calipers. With all the break dust, heat from the breaks , etc i find that the engine paint will outlast caliper paint.

Also with the duplicolor clear coat, it's already designed to withstand weather changes from high heat, to freezing cold, dirt, greese, etc. So it's going to last as well.

For the primer, it really doesn't matter its just a filler for the 300 grit sand paper and just another protectant.

Hipster Lawrence
07-11-2009, 12:25 AM
So do you guys with painted calipers have to be extra careful while bleeding brakes?

Mafix
07-11-2009, 01:00 AM
yep