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Old 09-20-2014, 09:26 AM
dogfish246 dogfish246 is offline
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Hey guys,

I made a video on how to paint brakes. For my truck this is more to prevent rust, but for other cars it can be for show. The idea of the video is to show people it is easy to do and give them an idea of what is involved.

Let me know what you think!

Also, what color would you go with? I went with a dark gray (it gets really dark once you heat treat it).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmEEYTtIfMU
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: What color would you paint your brakes?

Painting brake calipers will not help with brake dust. Brake dust is coming off the pads.

The only benefit to paint calipers is cosmetic.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: What color would you paint your brakes?

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Painting brake calipers will not help with brake dust. Brake dust is coming off the pads.

The only benefit to paint calipers is cosmetic.
He said RUST, not DUST.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:38 AM
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He said RUST, not DUST.
Lol. That's what I get for reading too fast
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:00 AM
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Hey guys, I made a video on how to paint brakes. For my truck this is more to prevent rust, but for other cars it can be for show. The idea of the video is to show people it is easy to do and give them an idea of what is involved. Let me know what you think! Also, what color would you go with? I went with a dark gray (it gets really dark once you heat treat it). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmEEYTtIfMU
Id paint mine blue
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:32 AM
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Default Re: What color would you paint your brakes?

well, they wont help with the production of dust, but a smooth coating on the caliper will mean the dust wont stick to the caliper itself.

is paint mine black, keep it simple.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:53 AM
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Hey guys, I made a video on how to paint brakes. For my truck this is more to prevent RUST...
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well, they wont help with the production of dust.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:01 AM
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Painting brake calipers will not help with brake dust. Brake dust is coming off the pads.

The only benefit to paint calipers is cosmetic.

my post was in refence to that one^ i understand what happened, im reading at an 8th grade level now!
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:36 PM
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Lol, you guys are hilarious!
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:11 AM
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Best of both worlds: paint them the same color as your brake dust. That way, it's not even an issue anymore. ^_^
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:19 AM
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Best of both worlds: paint them the same color as your brake dust. That way, it's not even an issue anymore. ^_^
Haha, exactly.
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