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mkgino
12-02-2002, 11:42 PM
Ok, next year in the summer Im gonna get some new rims, and so I want to get my brakes a different color. First who has done something like this where you painted them yourself? Where would I get the material to do this myself?? Also, what color would look the best? Red or dark Blue? Im thinking I want dark blue.

SpoolinS6
12-02-2002, 11:48 PM
A great product which produces them is called FOIA TECH they have every thing u need it even shows instructions and get it painted red LOOX nice! and u cant get it at any performance shop appon request

swisherchico
12-03-2002, 12:38 AM
some wheel places here in cali will paint your brake calipers when they install the wheels. You might wanna ask the wheel place if they can paint the calipers for you. If they don't, its not to hard, just disassemble the brakes as if you were gonna change the pads. Once you remove the pads you can leave the caliper in there and paint it inside the wheel well, you just have to cover everything that you dont want to get painted with newpaper.


IMO- Red would look the best, I have seen yellow, blue, red, and white calipers, and the red ones always seem to enhance the appearence.

swisherchico
12-03-2002, 12:44 AM
Oh yea I forgot. mkgino, go to twinturbo.net (http://www.twinturbo.net) . In the Tech section (not Technical Forum, just Tech) they have an artical about painting your calipers. The car they did this process to was a 300zx, however the general process for this procedure would be almost the same for a bimmer.

Hope this helps and good luck*th-up*

Jon@Bimmersport
12-03-2002, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by mkgino
Ok, next year in the summer Im gonna get some new rims, and so I want to get my brakes a different color. First who has done something like this where you painted them yourself? Where would I get the material to do this myself?? Also, what color would look the best? Red or dark Blue? Im thinking I want dark blue.

mkgino do red, it will look aggressive with black paint and silver wheels! *devil*

bart320i
12-03-2002, 01:00 AM
don't forget to wire brush you calipers before painting and degreasing them. I'm painting mine (black) in the summer.

mkgino
12-03-2002, 01:02 AM
Damn, this is trickier than I thought. Im gonna do it myself, guess I have to research it first.

mike125k
12-03-2002, 10:07 AM
i painted mine last summer myself. i just bought some high temp engine block paint so it wont burn off. clean them really good with a wire brush then i sprayed them with brake clean to all the dust off. i did about 4 coats on them. just make sure to newspaper everything really well. it took me about 20 min to newspaper everything good, but its worth it to not get paint all over everything. heres a pic of mine, sorry its not closer.

mkgino
12-03-2002, 10:20 AM
Where did you get the paint from??

mike125k
12-03-2002, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by mkgino
Where did you get the paint from??

autozone, its just plain old engine paint rated at 500 degrees F i believe. you can find it at any car parts store most likely. its only a couple dollars a can too.

WASABI
12-03-2002, 12:56 PM
Easiest way to do it is to brush the paint on, no worry about oversprays. I bought Tremclad rust paint from home depot ($4.99 for a small can, I bought silver) a pack of small brushes from crappy tire (99 cents), used steel brush to take off some rust, and some sand paper. The folia tec kit is good, but it's like $80. And if you got some decent dustless pads they stay shiney and easy to clean.

mkgino
12-03-2002, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by WASABI
Easiest way to do it is to brush the paint on, no worry about oversprays. I bought Tremclad rust paint from home depot ($4.99 for a small can, I bought silver) a pack of small brushes from crappy tire (99 cents), used steel brush to take off some rust, and some sand paper. The folia tec kit is good, but it's like $80. And if you got some decent dustless pads they stay shiney and easy to clean.

Silver huh? Hmmmm, got any pics? You've peaked my interest.

MP328
12-03-2002, 07:18 PM
how about yellow

it looks good with these wheels i'm gonna get but need the rotors as well. so i won't do it to make it short

MP328
12-03-2002, 07:19 PM
how about yellow

it looks good with these wheels i'm gonna get but need the rotors as well. so i won't do it to make it short

http://members.rogers.com/mp328/Cars/test.gif

M-sport
12-03-2002, 07:21 PM
I did mine silver and red.

M50E30
12-03-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by M_powered
...called FOIA TECH they have every thing u need it even shows instructions...

It is Folia Tech. Check out their site http://foliatec.de/index.shtml.

mkgino
12-04-2002, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by M50E30


It is Folia Tech. Check out their site http://foliatec.de/index.shtml.
Linky no work.

swisherchico
12-04-2002, 12:41 AM
here is why i just don't prefer the yellow
http://www.ptdoityourself.net/images/caliper/ptcalp8.jpg

If they could make a darkey yellow, like ferrari yellow or that pheonix yellow, then i think it would look cool. It just that all the yellow calipers I have seen are this light yellow that is just disgusting, but "to his is own"

swisherchico
12-04-2002, 12:45 AM
http://www.ecstuning.com/gallerypics/boxcalcolor%201.JPG

mkgino
12-04-2002, 01:33 AM
I think the best woud be silver, because it would match up nice with my Hamann rims next year. I dont want anything too flashy or ricey, but something nice and subtle, better than rusty and black.*thmbsdwn*

Furious
12-04-2002, 03:32 AM
i did silver, it looks real nice on a dark car.

djcontra
12-04-2002, 03:14 PM
red is always nice for some reason, no matter what the colour of the car is.
I sprayed my calipers while they were still on the car by taping everything up and just using high temp red spray paint. (i think it was barebcue paint). Other than the odd overspray (which came off with a little rubbing compound) it looks nice.

of course it's always better to remove the calipers first, but it was sooo damn cold out! =)

M50E30
12-04-2002, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by M50E30
It is Folia Tech. Check out their site http://foliatec.de/index.shtml.

Sawry!

http://foliatec.de/

bmwm5lover
12-04-2002, 07:23 PM
you guys gave me a great idea!!!

DoxBimmer
12-11-2002, 03:55 AM
Come on guys, somebody quoted there is two ways to doing something "right" & "again". Take the calipers of your ride, seperate the piston from the caliper take out the bleeder screw,and take them to your local powder coating shop, get them done the colour you want. go to the "stealer" and order caliper kits they are cheap trust me . powder coating doesnt fade or chip
gaurenteed to last. and its not hard to re-build a caliper.