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Old 10-24-2010, 12:40 PM
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hey guys i was just looking at my truck and just thought that it might be cool to paint my brakes yellow cus righ tnow they are brown and look ugly. what do you guys think? can they be painted anyway?
rims are dirty as u can see
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:47 PM
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they can be painted. I want to do mine sometime in the near future
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:49 PM
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Yep, any parts store should have brake caliper paint.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:49 PM
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do you think painting them yellow would be sweet looking? i think so. well that or black
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:54 PM
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Yellow would be my 1st choice.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:57 PM
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do you think painting them yellow would be sweet looking? i think so. well that or black
yellow would kick ass man. I'm doing mine a crimson color
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:58 PM
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I'm painting mine red.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:05 PM
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I'm painting mine red.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
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i painted mine black a while ago with high heat paint and they still look great
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:07 PM
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Nope.. I painted the calipers on my mustang red. It's left over paint
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:08 PM
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Nope.. I painted the calipers on my mustang red. It's left over paint
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:16 PM
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Keep in mind that the drums can use the VHT spray paint since you can bake 'em in the oven. Rotors middles aren't a problem either. Same thing.
But an epoxy kit is best for the caliper since that doesn't need to recommend heat curing and you can't bake 'em without taking out the seals.

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:49 AM
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all right thanks guys, mabye in a couple weeks ill get some paint and get them done. looks like ill be going with yellow. ill put pics up when ever i do it
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:05 AM
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Do it right MEOW!!
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:13 AM
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Black is easier to keep clean but it's up to you on what you want. I painted my CR-V calipers red and they got dirty from brake dust in no time where as the bracket, which is black doesn't look to bad. The rear drums look fine. I put a red stripe around the rim to dress them up a little.

As far as paint, I used high temp engine paint and primer. It seems to look better. Regular paint is ok but brake cleaner tends to damage the finish.
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