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Old 04-16-2012, 12:02 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Painting Callipers

Alright so i painted my callipers red but now i want to do them blue. What would be the best method about doing this? Sand, primer, what im not sure?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Painting callipers

regular blue caliper paint should do.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #3
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Yeah i would get some degreaser to clean light sand and spray,caliper paint stick pretty good.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:55 AM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: Painting callipers

could i just use any high heat paint? Cause i cant find any blue calliper paint around here and i dont want to have to order some. My friend just used engine enamel and it turned out pretty good
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: Painting callipers

Check my Sig. I had blue calipers. I used blue engine paint.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:11 AM   Thread Starter #6
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Default Re: Painting callipers

Doesnt look bad at all, hows it hold up
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:16 AM   #7
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Default Re: Painting callipers

I dont have them anymore. I have purple now. The paint held up pretty nice. Didn't use any primer or clear.
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Default Re: Painting callipers

so i should just paint over my red
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:10 AM   #9
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Default Re: Painting Callipers

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so i should just paint over my red
I would as long as its smooth and clean. If not you could always sand smooth. But the blue should go over the red no problem. Just my opinion no personal experience lol
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Default Re: Painting callipers

Do i need to mask off the metal clips that are on the calliper?
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I would mask them. Good luck in for pics.
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Default Re: Painting callipers

Originally Posted by just-another-maxima View Post
could i just use any high heat paint? Cause i cant find any blue calliper paint around here and i dont want to have to order some. My friend just used engine enamel and it turned out pretty good
Look at Autozone,pepboys for duplicolor caliper paint they do make it on blue.
Dupli-Color :: Caliper Paint
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #13
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Default Re: Painting Callipers

I took my calipers off and sanded with a wire metal disc and drill. I used matte gray engine primer and then Duplicolor caliper paint. Used a good amount of brake cleaner inbetween sanding and painting. They've been on the car for about 3 weeks now and so far so good.

I would suggest you make sure you follow the directions on the paint can as far as the temperature and humidity levels where you are painting.

I painted my rotors the same way but at a different point in time. The rotors were done in a shed while it was raining and about 50 degrees. The calipers were done on a warm and sunny day. The rotors peeled immediately and the calipers are totally fine.
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