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 Post subject: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:35 pm 
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I decided to get all new brake discs and new pads and caliper kits the other day after nilly Running up the backside of an AU who had stopped suddenly and I couldn't stop fast enough, Was a little scary.
I thought it would be a good idea to paint my Calipers and the centers of the Discs and see how they came up, I am very happy with the result, I used Dupli-Colour Metalcast Anodized paint i bought from Supercheap Auto. Took me 2 days To Achieve what i had in mind but Hey here it is. Image
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:02 am 
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looks pretty good but i think you should paint the centre of the hub as it will rust badly just tape the threads & on the rear take the disc off again wire brush the axle centre & paint black as that is whate the wheel locates on & put some grease on the threads (stops wheel nuts stripping) & get some dust caps for the bleed nipples as they glogg with dirt & rust very easy "50c each at any brake shop . Great job
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:06 am 
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yea, as above paint the center. Apart from that looks the goods, love the colour.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:18 pm 
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looks f**k sweet im doing this too,
how much you pay for all new rotors and calipers?
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Well I just got cheap discs but that ended up been the dumbest idea ever, So I shopped around on ebay and ended up getting drilled and slotted rotors all round for roughly $200. I re kitted the calipers myself with all new seals and new front pistons, all the kits costed around $130 from repco. The paint I used was from supercheap. its called Dupli-colour anodized. theres a meatllic undercoat you need to use first and then whatever colour you want to have. each can was $20 I did my rocker cover in the Red and it looks mint!

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:10 pm 
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all it needs is some braided brake lines now, looks mint mate. (i may have some for sale if your interested )

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:24 pm 
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I'd love braided lines, But i just put all new rubber ones on 3 weeks ago haha. I do need to upgrade the front discs tho, they are warped again! Thinking of getting DBA gold. everyone I talk to about them so far say they are the ducks nuts. Hope they are right.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:33 pm 
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I did my brakes in Metal Cast Blue and its going strong 12 or so months on.
Infact I was so impressed I did my whole block in it when I did my rebuild.

Sux when you fit the front pads and they scratch the caliper though :x

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:24 am 
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How's the paint against brake fluid ? I sprayed mine with vht caliper paint , and got brake fluid on them when I was bleeding the brakes . Says on the can its scratch resistant , chemical and chip resistant. f**k off it is . My finger nail scratches it , it chips easy and brake fluid eats it away .

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Bloody good job. :D

EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
I did my brakes in Metal Cast Blue and its going strong 12 or so months on.
In fact, I was so impressed I did my whole block in it when I did my rebuild.

How many cans did you need for all calipers?
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Bloody good job. :D

EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
I did my brakes in Metal Cast Blue and its going strong 12 or so months on.
In fact, I was so impressed I did my whole block in it when I did my rebuild.

How many cans did you need for all calipers?


You need the base coat and colour (Blue, Purple & Red). $19.99 ea.

Tons enough to do many cars.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper and Disc painting
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:27 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
How's the paint against brake fluid ? I sprayed mine with vht caliper paint , and got brake fluid on them when I was bleeding the brakes . Says on the can its scratch resistant , chemical and chip resistant. f**k off it is . My finger nail scratches it , it chips easy and brake fluid eats it away .


It's not very good actually, I had some paint eaten away by the brake fluid, now whenever i bleed the brakes i rinse the caliper off. Personally i think brake fluid is the Stupidest thing ever conceived. If I could I would be using silicone brake fluid instead.
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