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Old 12-02-2002, 10:42 PM   #1
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Painting your brake pads

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.
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Old 12-02-2002, 10:48 PM   #2
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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
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Old 12-02-2002, 11:38 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-02-2002, 11:44 PM   #4
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Oh yea I forgot. mkgino, go to 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
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Old 12-02-2002, 11:50 PM   #5
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Re: Painting your brake pads

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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*
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Old 12-03-2002, 12:00 AM   #6
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don't forget to wire brush you calipers before painting and degreasing them. I'm painting mine (black) in the summer.
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Old 12-03-2002, 12:02 AM   #7
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Damn, this is trickier than I thought. Im gonna do it myself, guess I have to research it first.
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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.
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Old 12-03-2002, 09:20 AM   #9
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Where did you get the paint from??
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Old 12-03-2002, 09:40 AM   #10
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-03-2002, 01:12 PM   #12
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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.
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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
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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

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I did mine silver and red.
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