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Caliper Paint

BigRed

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Joined
May 23, 2001
Messages
948
Location
Edmonton
Corvette
1985 Bright Red Rocket
Okay If I do change my rims Id of course end up having to replace my brake system (purely for looks Lol) but in the mean time while Im still recovering from my Rim wallet dent Id like to paint the calipers and the Rotors (NOT the Pad contact of course)

so what kind of paint do I use?? do I sand primer Paint?

I want Red and the Calipers and Black on the Rotor

Thanks
;help ;help
 

FX GS

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Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
639
Location
Camp Hill, PA
Corvette
Formally Callaway SuperNatural Grand Sport #0001
I went to an arts & crafts store and bought a small bottle of paint
that was listed to be used on metal. Cost: $3.98 vs kits that I've seen for this purpose priced upwards of $45.00!!!

I took off the wheels, made sure the calipers were cleaned of all dirt, grease, etc. and used a small brush to apply. They look like they were factory painted.

I did this about a year ago and I autox and road race my car and they still look as good as when I first did them.

Sorry, but I'm not able to post any photos but if you go to
www.grandsportregistry.com and click on the events section,
there are pictures of my brakes posted on the Carlisle 2001
photo section.
 

Ken

Gone but not forgotten
Joined
Jan 30, 2001
Messages
8,237
Location
Hermosa Beach, CA
Corvette
1987 Z51 Silver Coupe
I used that same trick before, hobby shops have some great paint that can be utilized in many automotive aplications. ;)

_ken :w
 
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hoosierguy60

Guest
paint

i have an 86 medium grey vette and i had some farm implement paint from my ford tractor that i painted my calipers with, it is an enamel and holds up great !! it is a little thicker paint then alot of others and has a real slick finish that smooths out real nice ..cost for a quart is about 5 to 7 dollars..good luck
 

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