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Old 03-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Best way to paint brake drums

2000 wrangler-4.0
Folks---jeep had a lot of beach use. Brake drums are corroded and I'm looking to wire brush heavy rust and paint.
Whats the best method and paint (por-15?))

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Old 03-08-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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I would use caliper paint to handle the heat.

Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:43 PM   #3
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I've had good results with Plasti-Kote Ultra High Temperature Spray-on Paint good for up to 1500 degrees. I think I bought it at O-Reily's in the paint section.

Wire brush them, clean them with a solvent - like brake cleaner, and paint.
2005 Rubicon LJ, 4.5 lift, 35's
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:15 PM   #4
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Even BBQ grill paint would work, but if they're that old and rusty you can buy new drums from Rockauto for around $30 each. It might be easier to just slap some new ones on.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:10 PM   #5
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$30 each--hmmm when I pull them and see how much is left to them Rock auto seems the way to go! Thanks
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