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Old 03-11-2008, 02:41 AM
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Wink Caliper Paint Prep?

Looks like I'm gonna have some free time over break so I figured I'd get a little work done on the SS.

I believe Jason (2nd owner) painted the calipers orange, and then Jeremy (3rd owner) decided to try to strip the paint off.

Basically, they look like this:


Do I need to strip the paint completely or just rough up the surface? What is the best way to do this? I'm not doing anything fancy, I'm probably just going to paint the calipers black w/ White Camaro SS decals and clear.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:12 AM
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what are you using for a paint kit? I would think a call to the manufacturer can help you out.

I ordered mine from tire rack and it went on no problems, but then again, the calipers did not have existing paint.
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what are you using for a paint kit? I would think a call to the manufacturer can help you out.

I ordered mine from tire rack and it went on no problems, but then again, the calipers did not have existing paint.
Probably just gonna pick up some high temp paint or a brake caliper paint kit from the local auto part store.
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Probably just gonna pick up some high temp paint or a brake caliper paint kit from the local auto part store.
I recomend this;

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/g2/caliper_paint.jsp

Cost about 40 bucks shipped to my door and tirerack got it there in 1 business day. Comes with Cleaner, paint, brush, etc. I did it about 2 months ago and am happy with the way it came out. I also did it on a 97 SS so I can give you some pointers if you decide to go with it.

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brake cleaner will probably take that paint off of there. I second the G2 kit. Used it 4 years ago. very durable. I've used the duplicolor kit as well and doesn't seem as durable as the G2.
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I cleaned mine really well with a powerful degreaser, let dry, then scuffed with 320.

applied a wax, grease, and silicone remover before primering.

Wetsanded the primer with 400.

Applied a regular chrome paint, allowed to dry, topcaoted with a transparent red, allowed to dry as per directions, topcoated with a quality clearcoat. All of these were in spray can form. All paints claimed to be high heat resistant, but did not give specific numbers, I wasn't worried either way. The clearcoat is from eastwoodco.com and is made for wheels, it's called "Diamond Clear".

You should make sure that you cannot feel any edges where the paint was removed, if so, you must smooth it out. Scuff the entire surface to be painted, clean and then apply paint, primer too if there is bare metal. For extra adhesion you can opt to use Bulldog Adhesion promoter.

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I was happy how dupli color turned out on my car, its stood up to two chicago winters so far and cleans up really nice. Cost me $15 and I have plenty left if I need to ever touch it up.
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