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View Poll Results: What Brake Caliper Paint Color?
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Looks good but you don't need to have Brembos to go red. People have had red calipers before Brembo was painting their calipers red. Yes, it is cheesy when you paint your calipers red and put Brembo stickers on it but if you go red because its the theme of your car then go for it.
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i went with red on mine
Bish please that's just a brembo sticker.
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Rustoleum has some new paint that gives a mottled finish. They call it hammered and it's intended to hide flaws and does a nice job doing just that on the cast calipers. I used the silver and it gives lighter and darker shades of silver and looks pretty good. They have a new can and sprayer design which I do not like. Every time I pulled the trigger it dripped all over my fingers. Sprayed fine at any angle though. It also comes in a black, dark bronze, brown and copper.
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I love that hammered effect stuff. I used the black on my grille piece.
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VHT high heat caliper spray paint. Just paint everything...caliper, bracket, and rotor. The pads scrape the paint off of the rotors and it stays everywhere else that makes it look good (hat and vents). Plastidip on the rims, not VHT.


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Anybody on here have a Merlot Red Metallic with painted Calipers? I want to paint mine but I have never seen a Merlot with painted calipers and am unsure what color to go with.
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Red against Midnight Blue Metallic:
Note: Yes, I should have painted the brackets too as they're all rusty. It's been 3 years since I did this and they're starting to show signs of wear. I'm going to go back in and do it again soon.

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Bish please that's just a brembo sticker.
Brembo plastic over :]
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Surprised that I didn't see anyone with blue here... (unless I missed it) I really like the way it matches my centercaps on the 97x. G2 paint could have been a touch darker, but close! Just did this about a week ago...

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Final total picture...

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The only time I think a painted caliper can look good in any other color but red is yellow on a porsche 911
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An evo of wheels and colors:
Currently:



Before now:


Before that in red:






In the beginning:



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Did you use vinyl for the lettering on the calipers, or paint?
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Yes, first a company that claims that it used 'heat resilient' vinyl in Europe, "ubernine" on eBay, then had a local company using regular vinyl make them for me. If you use a local company they should be able to make custom ones with the correct fonts (logos). Usually for $25.00 or so for a few sets of 4.
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Yes, first a company that claims that it used 'heat resilient' vinyl in Europe, "ubernine" on eBay, then had a local company using regular vinyl make them for me. If you use a local company they should be able to make custom ones with the correct fonts (logos). Usually for $25.00 or so for a few sets of 4.
That's where I got mine too. They must be heat resillient because they've been on for about 2 years with no problems. They stand up to heat, pressure washing, and wheel cleaner.
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VHT high heat caliper spray paint. Just paint everything...caliper, bracket, and rotor. The pads scrape the paint off of the rotors and it stays everywhere else that makes it look good (hat and vents). Plastidip on the rims...
Is spraying everything like you did dangerous?
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Is spraying everything like you did dangerous?
I've done it on my last two vehicles with zero issues. Don't cake it on too heavy and it will work itself off after a couple of days. Just do several light coats. The brakes moan and groan while it's cleaning the paint off the rotor, but it stops just fine. I did mine months ago and they still look perfect too.
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I've done it on my last two vehicles with zero issues. Don't cake it on too heavy and it will work itself off after a couple of days. Just do several light coats. The brakes moan and groan while it's cleaning the paint off the rotor, but it stops just fine. I did mine months ago and they still look perfect too.
So what, brake cleaner, some sand paper, then two or three light coats? You do all four calipers and then drive? Or drive in between each caliper? I've done G2 twice before.. Greats results, just a lot of work. You have to put the car on stands and do all four at the same time. I think this will be much easier... Faster too! Thanks for the help!
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So what, brake cleaner, some sand paper, then two or three light coats? You do all four calipers and then drive? Or drive in between each caliper? I've done G2 twice before.. Greats results, just a lot of work. You have to put the car on stands and do all four at the same time. I think this will be much easier... Faster too! Thanks for the help!
Just go buy the caliper paint you apply with a brush. It takes 20 minutes a wheel. Two slightly thick coats and let it dry overnight. I saw my old car that I did 4 years ago and they still looked great. With this you wont need to worry about spraying paint all over everything.
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So what, brake cleaner, some sand paper, then two or three light coats? You do all four calipers and then drive? Or drive in between each caliper? I've done G2 twice before.. Greats results, just a lot of work. You have to put the car on stands and do all four at the same time. I think this will be much easier... Faster too! Thanks for the help!
Just put it on stands and take all the wheels off. I just wire brushed them and sprayed heavily with brake cleaner...wait for them to dry and then spray with VHT. I spray everything, bracket, rotor, caliper, even parts of the lower control arm, strut, etc. This makes everything look great once the wheels are back on. By the time you finish all 4, it's about time to start on the 1st one again.
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The spray just does not provide the powder coat finish like G2 provides!
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