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Old 06-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Brake Caliper Paint - Where to buy?



I'm looking for this kit, with the brush. I've used spray can caliper paint before but I'd like to try painting the caliper with a brush instead.

Cdn tire and Lordco didn't have it. Any ideas?
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Pretty sure I've seen that at the CT on Grandview
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^^^yea i was recently at ct grandview and they had all colors red black yellow blue
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what they said. i was there 2 weeks back and it was there... was seriously giving thought to doing this but i've since decided to bite the bullet and go powdercoat instead.
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I've seen the kit at CT, but it was the spray paint one..but that was only at the Richmond CT locations.

I'll head over there and check it out.

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Finally got around to doing it. I couldn't stand the bare metal showing on the caliper so I opted to paint it silver.

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how was it cleaning the calipers?
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Easy. It came with a spray can of this alcohol type substance that I had to spray on. It'd evaporite and the calipers were clean. I wiped it with a dry cloth to get dust and whatnot off but it was really easy.

I have so much paint left over. I didn't even use 5% of it :|
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HAHAHA! for a moment there, I thought the caliper dissapeared after you painted it.
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I'm looking for this kit, with the brush. I've used spray can caliper paint before but I'd like to try painting the caliper with a brush instead.

Cdn tire and Lordco didn't have it. Any ideas?
Ahh I see you've already bought it but I went around looking for it as well when I did mine last summer. The Canadian Tire near my house only had yellow. According to their website AND their in-store computers it said they had it in stock, the guys working there just didn't know where it was. Drove to Lordco and they didn't have it so I ended up finding a ton of them at Napa Auto Parts.

Anyways, did your kit come with a paint brush? On the box it says a brush is included as well but mine never came with one. I didn't want to drive back to Napa to see if the other boxes had one so I had to rummage around the house a bit. The masking tape they give you is a pretty shitty quality as well.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #11
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yeah, it came with a brush, the one you see in the picture. i didn't use the masking tape, i was just really careful around the hoses and the clips on the caliper
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the brush that dupont gives you is garbage

went to clean it and all the bristles came loose lol
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if you had so much paint left you should prolly apply at least 5+ coats
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Apply too much, and it will boil off. At least that's what I have seen first hand.
That guy came back from a 20 minute sesson at Mission raceway.
After he parked his car in the pit, his brakes were smoking. I could see the paint boiling off the caliper.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:32 PM   #15
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yeah, the instructions said to apply a few coats. I just applied one, and went over it again to cover spots I missed. Looks fine to me after a week of driving.

with that said, anyone want to buy a silver caliper paint set, barely used...lol
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red is way to go silver looks too stock
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hm........... keep me up dated on if the paint comes off haha im thinking of painting red or gold
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