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Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 01:53 PM

Calipers
 
So has anyone here painted or powdercoated their stock calipers?
Any aproximate cost that I should look for so I don't get effed in the A by a powdercoater?...

Will 11-29-2005 01:58 PM

And more importantly, anyone have a good description of how to take apart the calipers, get all the little bits out, so you can get them powdercoated?

Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 02:02 PM

Well that would probally come in the manual I am asking for for x-mas

Will 11-29-2005 02:06 PM

While you're at it, get me one, too.

Rally 11-29-2005 02:09 PM

I was gonna paint mine, but the task of cleaning 2 years worth of brake dust off them seemed like too much.

In terms of taking them apart, if you look at it, i think it will seem pretty obvious. Most of the little parts snap out.

Will 11-29-2005 02:18 PM

Most of them. The pistons, etc, are usually pretty difficult. I've been told the easy way is to put a piece of wood inbetween the pads and shoot some air into the fluid coupling. Dunno if that works for ours, tho.

Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 05:30 PM

... Could always just mask it off... Flashbreaker tape works wonders... Yall think a body shop would know what they were doing or would I be better off masking it all myself and taking it in and having them clean and coat them?

Lucky13 11-29-2005 05:45 PM

they sell lots of do it yourself kits...i personally wouldnt spend the money on something like that when you could put it toward more aggressive pads or a big brake kit, maybe even just a flush with some racing fluid...but thats just me

Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 05:48 PM

Well I am going for looks more than performance with painting/powdercoating them... I was going to do it when I swap out my pads and rotors...

Lucky13 11-29-2005 05:55 PM

yeah...thats cool, i was thinking of doing mine gloss black, but got lazy

Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 06:17 PM

Yep... that is a major factor there...
I am trying to decide to enaminal them or have them professionally powdercoated...

Brain 11-29-2005 06:39 PM

IMO if you paint the stock calipers paint them a matching color ar opposed to a contrasting color. The stock calipers are small and cheesy looking anywhay, do you really want them to stand out?

I have steves/ireland brakes on my car and I am going to paint the calipers today ( stock calipers ) , mostly because they look cheesy that funky silver color. My car is black my wheels are anthracite, I am painting the calipers black so they dont stand out.

Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 06:44 PM

I was debating on black or red... jut to get rid of the funky grey... and I heard they are easier to clean because it is a smooth surface...

Lucky13 11-29-2005 06:45 PM

yeah i would just re-paint em what they came from the factory, stock calipers are not something you usually want to see =)

Big Jimmy 11-29-2005 06:50 PM

They are unpainted from the factory...


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