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Old 07-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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Caliper Paint?

I wanted to paint my calipers black or some subtle color, but i wanted to do it with just taking off my rim and not having to take the calipers off.

I heard there is paint that you can just mask off everything around and use a brush to paint the caliper.

Has anyone tried this and where can I buy it?
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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You can't paint over calipers which are dirty or rusty. if they aren't rebuilt chances are you'll have to do a thorough clean up on them whether on the car or not. Then it's just a matter of choice and how picky you are about how much of the caliper you want to cover with paint. there are no short cuts. the best thing would be to take them off. I think Canadian tire carries caliper paint.
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Well yeah definately clean them up first..

Is it necessary to use any sort of primer?
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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Well yeah definately clean them up first..

Is it necessary to use any sort of primer?
From what I recall - mind you this was 10 years ago I put the paint right over the metal. I believe I did two coats. it goes on thick. I wish I could remember the product name; it was specifically made for calipers. the outcome was very nice. I remember using red -for a bmw. very durable coating.
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1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

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Old 07-04-2010, 12:29 PM   #5
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Hmm thanks

I just found this

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/17839

Pretty nice what he did witht he rotor too
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:34 PM   #6
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Hmm thanks

I just found this

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/17839

Pretty nice what he did witht he rotor too
looks good; we'll see how it holds up! :-) I recall using the 40.00 kit. ;-)
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latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #7
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i just did mine 2 months ago.i got the paint from crappy tire.i bought a can of flat black high temp. and a can of high temp. clear coat.its a lot easier takin the caliper and rotor off,and use a small wire brush and get them really clean.then i applied three coats of the black and two coats of the clear coat.i cant remember the name of the paint,and im out of the province.just go to CT and toull find something.they came out amazing.
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