posted on September 30, 2011 09:51
You love your car. You want it to look nice. You also want to paint your brake caliper. Nothing drastic; nothing expensive. Just the car equivalent of a manicure -- a new flash of color for your faithful friend. We now offer the paint to paint, coat and protect your brake caliper and make it look good.
There are a few different ways to paint brake calipers. Using Alvin High Temperature Spray paint, we suggest mechanically grinding the surface, applying one light coat of primer and one coat of any of our colors available. The better the surface prep, the better the adhesion.
Some people use spray-on paint rather than brush-on paint. That can work too, but make sure it's paint designed to endure high temperatures, such as engine block paint. Don't use normal spray paint, which will flake off. You may also want to buy a can of clear, high-temperature finishing spray.
Finally, you must answer this question: Where will the calipers be when you paint them? The hard-core method entails removing the calipers from the car. Because this approach is more complicated, some people opt not to do it -- that is, they paint the calipers while they're still attached to the brake discs. However, this raises the risk of getting paint on other parts of the brake -- or on the car's body. If you leave the calipers on, remember that in every project a little paint winds up where you don't expect it. Allow extra time and materials for masking.