Excellent advice. I used a different caliper paint (I forgot the name) on my S4, but the process you described above works well.webby said:Plasti-kote High Temp brake caliper paint from Pep Boys that costs $7.00 is known to be good for painting calipers.
Make sure you clean the entire calipers from brake dusts, oils and dirt. You can use Laquer thinner because it easily removes oil and dries up right away. Be careful not to touch your car's paint.
With masking tape and newspaper, cover the entire caliper surroundings to prevent over spray.
Tip: just be patient and make sure everything is pretty much covered and only the caliper is exposed. You don't want any paint spray going on the car obviously.
Then start painting...1 thin coat to start and let it dry for at least 5 mins. and spray another coat to complete.
a lot of people use 3 coats of paint to cover it thick enough and evenly.
After it's dry a good idea is to actually spray 2-3 coats of clearcoat on top of the paint. It'll keep that easier to clean and upkeep over the upcoming years.
I've always painted drums before I replaced them. But it was always with black paint and the purpose was to keep them from rusting, not to show them off.GalaxyGreySi said:I think painting rear drums is rice, but since we have all disk, it's not too bad... Agreed though, if you have a big brake kit, it's def. much better...
That may show off brake dust quite a bit... Let us know how that works for you.BlackSIguy said:Aww, no way, any caliper would be fine if you paint it. You dont need the huge calipers to be able to paint them.
Im going to end up painting mine white... with the NBP, that'll pull some attention towards me a little....
I have always done this too, in fact this weekend i will be doing all four calipers black to prevent any rust.CoryB said:I've always painted drums before I replaced them. But it was always with black paint and the purpose was to keep them from rusting, not to show them off.