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I was getting sick of seeing rusted iron calipers behind my always clean wheels, so I decided to paint them. I used Rustoleum Flat Red 2000° spray paint. It took me over 9 freakkin hours to complete the job (most of the time was spent masking off everything and cleaning the rust off :censored:) but It was worth it, and today I finished off the job by cleaning off any over spray and adding some decals. For my first try I think it looks pretty bad ass. After my Short Ram Intake which should arrive this weekend I'm going to get some new rotors and pads. Probably something drilled and slotted.







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Looks good..... :thmsup::yes:
 

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looks sweet man, good job. where did u get those decals from?
 

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Man, looks great.... One of my next mods.
 

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good job bro, definitely my next mod! how many coats did u use in the 9 hours?
 

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good job bro, definitely my next mod! how many coats did u use in the 9 hours?
I did 6 light coats all together. The first 2 that I did were having some trouble sticking to the caliper, but after coats 3 and 4 they began looking like they should. Coats 5 and 6 were just spots that I missed.
 

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Would it be easier and take less time if you sprayed the calipers off the car? I might do that when I get some RL calipers.
 

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wow your cars coming out awesome! i really want to paint my calipers.. but dunno how to take off/put back on the wheels correctly lol. dont have a torque wrench..
 

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It would be so much easier just to take them off the car, way less time. I did mine in a couple hours just waiting for coats to dry. Nonetheless they look great, very nice work.
 

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9 hours?! wow. what did you clean the rust off with? I cleaned mine off with a wire brush and drill, primed, then used matte black spray. Did it while I was doing my suspension, so it had plenty of time to try.
 

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Thanks to everyone for the comments!

9 hours?! wow. what did you clean the rust off with? I cleaned mine off with a wire brush and drill, primed, then used matte black spray. Did it while I was doing my suspension, so it had plenty of time to try.
To clean them I used some caliper cleaner, wire brush and lots of elbow grease.

You need to add some clear coat to it or it will chip all over the place and the decals will get ruined. The paint job looks great and clear coat is easy bc its clear...but do like 6 coats at least.
Will do! Thanks for the tip!
 

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Wow looks sexy. Did you leave the calipers on clean then mask everything? I dont have a torque wrench either, but i Do need to replace my pads soon...
 

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Sweet, looks good!

Did mine this weekend as well, did black and used the G4 paint kit. Only two coats (1 hr in-between) came out really nice and glossy! Gonna def get some clear on there when the decal goes on so everything stays put -

Also ordered the same decal just a different font i believe for $5 free shipping (white version)
at carcalipercover.com - high temp - :thmsup:
 

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Looks good man! I'm planning on doing mine when the weather warms up. Black calipers with white lettering on my all black 03 coupe
 
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