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Try to Paint brake calibers on a 04?

tonyrugg

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has anywone tried to paint them? or just get new ones , mine are looking a bit faded and worn looking
 

sidepipe

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1965 Convertible/2004 MSG Convertible
I did my 04 calipers using Rustoleum red and a small brush. Clean the calipers with a degreaser first. I painted right over the Corvette lettering then, when it was dry, I took a flat file and filed the paint off the letters. It's been over a year and they look bright and no peeling.:beer
 

tonyrugg

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thanks- was wondering about the letters - great idea- I am going with the stock charcole gray (black ) color
 

Tony C

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Bel Air, MD
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2004 Commerative Edition
This sounds pretty easy. I've seen caliper covers in catalogs but wasn't sure there is any real advantage over painting.
Tony C.
 

cruzer99

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Granite Falls, N.C. USA
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99 Navy Blue Pearl Vert. NCRS Member
has anywone tried to paint them? or just get new ones , mine are looking a bit faded and worn looking
I have 3 sets of Red Powder Coated and rebuilt C5 calipers sitting in my basement if you are interested. I do powder coating as a hobby. I usually get $275 exchange for a set but I'm doing $200 exchange for guys on the forum.
Ron :beer:w
 

jrose7004

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10 Grand Sport Coupe Artic White
I painted mine with VHT. First I cleaned them with paint thinner then taped off the entire area and painted them. Then I cleaned off the letters with thinner.
 

tonyrugg

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did them this weekend flat black - came out great!! after they were dry -I took a razor blade and cleaned the covette logo- only took a hour or so! thanks for you input guys!
 

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