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Old 09-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #16
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LOL... leave this thread online and let it serve as a warning to others. You KNOW someone else will eventually have a similar question, and hopefully they'll find this tread and change their mind.
Well maybe I asked this question to show as a warning to others on why you shouldn't put these on because people don't like them! haha
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Really, it is, okay.
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The most important thing is for the calipers to cool correctly.

Covering painting (With the wrong paint) insulates the caliper.

The red coating brembo uses is a semi ceramic that conducts heat well.

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Soooooo if someone wanted to paint their brake calipers what is the best type or pant to use? Something like high heat engine paint? Or is there caliper paint at like advanced auto?
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Soooooo if someone wanted to paint their brake calipers what is the best type or pant to use? Something like high heat engine paint? Or is there caliper paint at like advanced auto?
they make caliper paint, most auto parts stores should carry it
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If you can allow down time, powder coating would be the way to go.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:28 AM   #21
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Yeah that's true, I mean the only reason why I got the headlights is so it looks like a new car. I mean I'm just an 18 year old, and you guys probably know that you wanted to impress people with your cars when younger. I kept my original headlights for when I get older so I can put them back on because I really would hate to change anything else. Just thought they would look cool you know?
A $22 (or less) headlight refinishing kit would have done the same thing


The brush on caliper paint works good. Gotta clean the calipers up really nice to make it stay on. When I replace the parts on my cars I always put some paint on too keep 'em from rusting and looking like poo. I just do a satin/flat black engine enamel though. Nice and understated.
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