: Painted calipers... anyone done this?



Resilient
04-05-06, 02:58 PM
Just vanity on my part, I don't really like the grey\rust color of my calipers... was thinking of painting them silver or light grey..
I found a great how to article (C5 Covertte how to)... doesn't look too hard.

http://www.2phast.com/Corvette/calipers.htm

Just curious to know if anybody here has done this before.

german_catera_fan
04-05-06, 03:33 PM
done it. if you want it to look good then its a lot of work. take the calipers apart, clean them very acurately!!! dont touch them until they are dryed etc.
it is easy but it is also a pain in the ....
cheers

Resilient
04-05-06, 04:03 PM
Thank you.

I considering doing when I'm due to change my pads.

upjeeper
05-08-06, 10:55 PM
i did it on my wife's grand am. use some brake cleaner or other good degreaser before you paint it. I forgot to clean the rears off before i painted them, and they looked like crap but the front ones looked great

Resilient
05-12-06, 10:04 AM
I actually bought a kit...
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/caliper.html

Silver.... but haven't done it yet.