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Old 04-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Painted my calipers (Pics)

I painted my calipers black and brackets silver with Dupli-Color paint brush kit, put chrome decals from Fourth Circle Designs and clear coated on top. I'm real happy with the results.....

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This is gonna be the next thing I do. Looks very good, did you put the clear on after the decal?
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Looks Nice!! Why did you use the paint brush instead of using the spray can?? Jus curious, I'm about to do the same with my calipers in Red with Dupli Color Spray Can.
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This is one of the first mods anyone should do to their camaro/firebird. Great choice!
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I thought you sold your car and quit LS1Tech?
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Off topic, sorry OP, but anti cop I love your sig!!!
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This is gonna be the next thing I do. Looks very good, did you put the clear on after the decal?
Yea, you have to clear after the decal so they can stay on better.

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Looks Nice!! Why did you use the paint brush instead of using the spray can?? Jus curious, I'm about to do the same with my calipers in Red with Dupli Color Spray Can.
Thanks. The paint brush is not as messy and personally prefer brushing then spraying.

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Thanks. The paint brush is not as messy and personally prefer brushing then spraying.
When I did it on my old camaro I used a brush too. Did you brush on the clear too, and if you have a link for what clear you used that would be great.
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When I did it on my old camaro I used a brush too. Did you brush on the clear too, and if you have a link for what clear you used that would be great.
I used a spray can for the clear, I bought high temperture engine clear coat, can also be used for calipers.

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Next do your rotor hats.
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Next do your rotor hats.
I thought about it, I still have left over paint but I'll do another time, I'm so sore lol.
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I'm gonna do this over the weekend, but Ive never done it before, what's the best way to go about it? Did you have to disconnect brake lines? If you could give a mild step by step I'd love you long time.
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Best way is to remove brake caliper. Fastest way is to clean, VERY well, mask, and spray.
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I'm gonna do this over the weekend, but Ive never done it before, what's the best way to go about it? Did you have to disconnect brake lines? If you could give a mild step by step I'd love you long time.
It was my first time as well, I was scared to be honest. I kept everything on, that's the reason I went with the paint brush since you can paint without removing the calipers/brackets. Before doing anything I washed them real good, they were so dirty, just give it a real good scrub and remove all type of dirt and grime.

After they dry, then your ready to paint. I gave them 3 coats of paint, wait a few minutes in between coats and waited about an hour before putting the decals, the decal was the scariest part but it happened to be the easiest.

After the decal is placed, then I applied 2 coats of clear to give it the gloss/shine and helps the paint last longer. You could wait about 3 hours before driving but I just kept the car sit over night, recommended.

Technically the BEST way to have this done is to take off your calipers but don't necessarily need too.
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Looks good, I have my kit I got that is SOM caliper paint probably going to do that this weekend yours looks great!
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Pretty snazzy
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Looks good, I have my kit I got that is SOM caliper paint probably going to do that this weekend yours looks great!
Def want to see that once your finished. I originally wanted to get NBM from G2 but I snoozed.

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It was my first time as well, I was scared to be honest. I kept everything on, that's the reason I went with the paint brush since you can paint without removing the calipers/brackets. Before doing anything I washed them real good, they were so dirty, just give it a real good scrub and remove all type of dirt and grime.

After they dry, then your ready to paint. I gave them 3 coats of paint, wait a few minutes in between coats and waited about an hour before putting the decals, the decal was the scariest part but it happened to be the easiest.

After the decal is placed, then I applied 2 coats of clear to give it the gloss/shine and helps the paint last longer. You could wait about 3 hours before driving but I just kept the car sit over night, recommended.

Technically the BEST way to have this done is to take off your calipers but don't necessarily need too.
Thanks!

What kind of paint was it that you could brush on? And did you do a lot of masking off for spraying the clear?
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