: Brakes



DennySTSV
04-08-13, 12:13 PM
I have the stock silver caps but i would like to make them red. Do i plasti-dip them or powder coat them? And are the stock brakes brembos?

boomys10
04-08-13, 01:22 PM
stock are brembo. i wouldnt plasti dip. i would do it right and powder coat them honestly.

Nimoch
04-08-13, 02:23 PM
Boom, do you have a guesstimate on what that would run? Was thinking red or yellow myself.

DennySTSV
04-08-13, 03:06 PM
stock are brembo. i wouldnt plasti dip. i would do it right and powder coat them honestly.

How much would it cost to coat them ?

06 STS Rob
04-08-13, 03:28 PM
If you don't want to completely disassemble them to powder coat them, you can use brake caliper paint. My Uncle used it on his SRT 2 years ago and it's still holding strong. I believe he got it at Pep Boys for like $20.

boomys10
04-08-13, 03:44 PM
the caliber paint is a good choice also. just not AS durable as powder coating. i know a shop local to me charges 300 for all four dissambly included. you have to remove and reinstall yourself of couse. google powder coating shops in your area and call em,thats ur best bet.

Nimoch
04-08-13, 07:32 PM
Is there any way to paint it yourself without disassembling? Pardon if it's an asinine question.

boomys10
04-08-13, 07:52 PM
yes, you have to tape it all off and remove them from the car though. it takes just as long to tape everything off as it does to remove and tape the brake parts only. lol

06 STS Rob
04-08-13, 07:56 PM
Yes, you can paint them with caliper paint while they're still on the vehicle. It's a brush on alppication. You just have to remove the wheels, clean the calipers, and paint it on. The main thing is to get the paint designed for brake calipers. As you can imagine, those babies get HOT and will cook most paints. I personally like the look of the oem design but with a silver car, the silver calipers look custom anyway...

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yes, you have to tape it all off and remove them from the car though. it takes just as long to tape everything off as it does to remove and tape the brake parts only. lol

Not true...

These Sherwin-Williams high performance brake caliper paint kits are designed to customize and enhance your OEM brake calipers. They include an aerosol can of brake cleaner, brush-on brake caliper paint, a stir stick, a paint brush, and an instruction book. The easy-to-apply paint dries to a tough, cured finish to resist brake dust, oil, salt, humidity, and solvents. These Sherwin-Williams brake caliper paint kits use ceramic resins mixed in with the paint for maximum heat dissipation, resulting in increased braking. The paint is heat-resistant to 500 degrees F, which is perfect for brake calipers, brake drums, or coil springs. Add some style while increasing your braking performance with one of these Sherwin-Williams brake caliper paint kits.

1madstsv
04-09-13, 12:44 PM
To do it to look oe you need to take them off the car and spray them not brush them. I did mine a month ago in red with carbon fiber v badge and clear coated over it all to seal it in. With the brush you will still see small brush lines.