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Really? what a pain...(more) (archive)

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Posted by dqm3 on September 14, 2000 at 09:26:43:

In Reply to: You don't... more posted by Pras on September 14, 2000 at 08:57:17:

If I went that route, I would have to have my whole car sitting on jack stands because I would hate having to make two trips to the paint shop. However, I'm not too excited about having my M3 sitting on 4 jack stands..oh well...thanks

You have to take them off, take them apart and then take them to a powedercoat place. Should run around $100 for the job, but the work to take them off and prep them is a real pain.

HOWEVER, it is the strongest finish, and the best way to do it. I'm more than happy with my Folia-Tec job... not quite as good, but very decent.


Not trying to flame, but engine enamel isn't the best choice for calipers...

If you're going to paint them, and if you are as particular about your car as I am, go with either FoliaTec or get them powdercoated.

Mine have been painted for over a year with the FoliaTec stuff, and they look as good as the day I did them. If you're going to spend the time doing them, do them the right way.

Powder would have been better, but its a lot more work...


Hmmm, well, i use engine paint. I wrap around the calipers with some news paper, after i clean then off with Brake and Parts cleaner, then i take the red high temperature engine enamle and spray them down. I do it about every month or so. Just a few light coats to keep them nice and fresh looking. The brake dust really starts deteriorating the paint after a while, so it doesnt hurt to refresh the paint every so often. After im done, i take the brake and parts cleaner and clean off all the excess off the brake rotors and where ever else it might have sprayed.
The only thing is, its a pain putting the car on the lift because of the lowered suspension.
ohhh, i work for a dealership so i have access to a lift and all sorts of high tech tools so it doesnt take me but like 20 minutes to do all of my calipers.

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