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post #1 of 12 Old 03-13-2009, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Painted Calipers

So I thought I would try painting my calipers and report on it.
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Here is the factory job that is so common.

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After washing the caliper well, I sanded it with 320 grit paper. Just enough sanding to rough it up a bit. Then washed it again. While washing you have to be careful about not getting water inside.

This is caliper paint you can pick up at any auto parts store for about $10.

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Taping everything I didn't want painted and I am ready to go.

Here is the rear caliper.
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and the fronts.
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With the help of a black sharpie permanent marker, a little detail work.
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I think they turned out alright for about 3 hours work. I don't expect the sharpie job will hold up too long. I think I will take a flat life to the Nissin until it shows silver. Unfortunately I can't post pictures with them on the bike. The paint takes 7 days to cure and it is still cool here. When I get them on I will post new pictures

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-14-2009, 05:30 AM
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vht makes that same paint in clear. put that on there and sharpie should stay for long time

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oh well im not sure if its a brake paint or not, but they do have a high temp with ceramic, once it bakes in your oven it is chemical and heat resitant to 1500 degrees.

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Nice work Rickard. Ca't wait to see how they look on the bike.

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Looks good. I just painted the calipers on my car but I used a two part paint that you mixed togther and brushed on. Long process but it turned out good


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can we get a pic of them on the bike?

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can we get a pic of them on the bike?
or better yet could you come paint the ones on my bike so i can see what they look like???



please??



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oh well im not sure if its a brake paint or not, but they do have a high temp with ceramic, once it bakes in your oven it is chemical and heat resitant to 1500 degrees.

Where do you get this paint?

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Where do you get this paint?
The paint I used is high temp. up to 900F. You can buy it at any auto parts store.

Barton I will gladly do this work to your bike. When will you have my plane ticket? Seriously though, 3 hours work. Less time then you worked on the air intake.

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so far you have not blead the brakes yet

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so far you have not blead the brakes yet
just be careful when you bleed them, use the little hose and keep the fluid away from the new paint! looks good

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I finally mounted the calipers and got a picture. Unfortunately right after this pic I dropped the camera in a puddle. I will get another camera and more pics.

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