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Old 06-11-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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Prepping calipers for paint

I have a set of calipers for my TJ that I was going to put on soon and wanted to paint them.

What would the best process be for prepping calipers for paint? Keep in mind, they are not currently on the Jeep and I'll be putting new pads on them when they go on the TJ.

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Old 06-11-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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plug off anything that recuires sealing like the spot where the line bolts to it, pull outthe bleeder screw and cover the boots for the pistons, and paint.. unless you want to tear them down
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:29 PM   #4
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Just curious...Are you painting them for cosmetic reasons, or to keep them from rusting. I can't imagine that you could even see them, so I'm assuming there's a more practical reason...right?
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Purely cosmetic.

My canyon wheels let the brake calipers be seen rather easily. I was going to paint them yellow to go along with the OME stuff I have on the TJ.

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Old 06-11-2007, 04:04 PM   #6
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just remember that brake fluid will strip paint so quick it'll make your head spin. so be careful anytime your messin with the brake lines
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Good point. I was going to use the paint specifically for calipers and I'd at least HOPE they considered that, but I've noted that as well.
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:27 AM   #9
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I painted my calipers. Use a can of brake cleaner on each one to get em nice and clean, then paint on Caliper paint with a brush. Takes a little time but then so does covering everything and spraying.
I got some nice caliper stickers for mine too, looks nice
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Okay, now I need to decide color.

I have the Canyon wheels. My TJ is green, and my suspension (shocks) are yellow.

Should I go with red or yellow? If I go with red, I could paint em on my non-Jeep too, but yellow would match my suspension stuff.

What do y'all think?
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:28 PM   #11
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Yellow.
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Yellow was my first choice too, but my other car is silver and red calipers would look sweet.

I was hoping to find it locally, but the auto shops here only seem to have red, black, and grey/silver (like aren't they this color already?).

I'll keep looking though
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Any difference between brake caliper paint and engine enamel paint?
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I would go with yellow. Red would look too Christmassy.

Check out e-bay for caliper paint. You can find just about any color you want.
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Any difference between brake caliper paint and engine enamel paint?
caliper paint is formulated for very high temps. engine enamel paint will bake and flake on a caliper.
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powder coat them thats what I did
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:40 PM   #17
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i know that the company that makes por 15 sells a product called marine clean and it works damn good at cleaning the area being painted and leaves no film or residue behind. i used it when i painted the frame on my cj-5.
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Here they are...





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Damn that is sexy! I like the yellow!
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It'll go well with my OME stuff. Once I have the OME steering stabilizer, it'll be lotsa yellow.
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I think it's going to look really good.

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That was nice thing to have on your brake calipers to have. A good brake paint was done in order to really make that thing work out in that looks of it. I hope that it shall be done in accordance to what is planned about.
a.) wat?
b.) 2007.

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