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Brake Caliper Paint?

James88

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May 16, 2019
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I've been doing some research and have decided to paint my own brake calipers. Although it seems like a simple undertaking, the color that I'm trying to achieve is challenging (photobelow). I want to paint my brake calipers a super bright neon yellow and have only found it available in regular cans of paint. I'm wondering if I use caliper primer then do the neon yellow and then clear coat it with caliper clear if this will work?

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Would really love some advice or insight on anyone else that has been able to do this with a custom and unique color. Thanks!
 
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vletnguyen

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I used 3 coats of high temp paint (2000+ *F) as primer/base layer then 3 coats of the color I wanted (in this case, the same as you) then 3 coats of clear..

You can buy "TESLA" high temp vinyl stickers for cheap, I went with whole car debadged looked.

One can of each was plenty.
 

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James88

Member
May 16, 2019
289
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Orlando, Fl
I used 3 coats of high temp paint (2000+ *F) as primer/base layer then 3 coats of the color I wanted (in this case, the same as you) then 3 coats of clear..

You can buy "TESLA" high temp vinyl stickers for cheap, I went with whole car debadged looked.

One can of each was plenty.
What did you do to lift the car ? Looks like for G2 paint I have to have all 4 off the ground since the paint hardens quickly.

Any tips ?
 

vletnguyen

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Nov 20, 2016
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FL/MN
What did you do to lift the car ? Looks like for G2 paint I have to have all 4 off the ground since the paint hardens quickly.

Any tips ?
I was being cheap and didn't want to buy another jack and so I did it one at a time (HUGE waste of time, do at least two at a time). You could buy more jacks or borrow someone's jack to lift all four up. You could also buy a few of those ridiculously expensive jack stand things ( The RennStand by Safe Jack ) , I would rather buy spend more and get the quick jack system If I'm going to spend that kind of money (Car Lift Systems - Portable Car Lifts - QuickJack) usually on sale at costco for $1000 or so.

Painting it on (G2) should be a lot faster than masking/taping off and then spray paint.

Honestly, I'd just borrow a few jacks if I had to do it again. Good luck! Let us know how it turns out..
 

James88

Member
May 16, 2019
289
104
Orlando, Fl
I was being cheap and didn't want to buy another jack and so I did it one at a time (HUGE waste of time, do at least two at a time). You could buy more jacks or borrow someone's jack to lift all four up. You could also buy a few of those ridiculously expensive jack stand things ( The RennStand by Safe Jack ) , I would rather buy spend more and get the quick jack system If I'm going to spend that kind of money (Car Lift Systems - Portable Car Lifts - QuickJack) usually on sale at costco for $1000 or so.

Painting it on (G2) should be a lot faster than masking/taping off and then spray paint.

Honestly, I'd just borrow a few jacks if I had to do it again. Good luck! Let us know how it turns out..
Still waiting on g2 paint to ship. I'm probably going to have to buy some Rennstands :/
 

RyFreddy

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Apr 8, 2021
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These look great! Quotes for powder coating in MSP have been crazy high... this option seems practical for DIY. I am curious how the paint has held up after a year? Is touch up easy or hard after so many coats and clear coat? Thanks!
 

bpobill

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Feb 2, 2018
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USA
You don’t need g2 to get good results. I painted cars in the past with the stuff you buy at auto parts stores. Lasted years and no issues at all. Just prep your calipers very well. The biggest benefit is doing one wheel at a time since you don’t need to mix anything.
 
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