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Title: Red alert
Post by: Qwimby1 on September 27, 2016, 12:06:23 AM
I bought a Dupli-Color kit to paint my calipers and I'm not sure what I've done.  The kit contains what it says is ceramic red paint, cleaner, a brush and masking tape.  They look really good..but...

First advice, throw away the brush, which started shedding bristles into the paint after the first coat.  I used a better brush, but the paint was pretty thick and hard to do thin coats.  I thought about thinning it with a little turpentine but didn't know what that would do to ceramic paint.  Instructions say to let it dry for 2 1/2 hours and not to drive the car for 24. (?)  It has now been about 60 hours and the calipers are still not fully dry.  A hair dryer after 24 hours was making it softer so I gave that up.  I can poke a fingernail into them and get a rubbery feel.  I gave it a short run today and nothing melted, but I didn't get them very hot.  I guess I'll give them another day or so and then take them out to smoke them good and hope my fender liners don't turn red.

BTW...On some wheels they would look great, but the busy spokes on my BBSs mostly cover them up.

 


Title: Re:
Post by: Tickittyboo on September 27, 2016, 01:57:50 AM
I used the same kit a couple of years ago. Sadly the paint takes forever to cure. Mine very quickly turned black due to brake dust binding to the paint. They looked nice for a couple of weeks.

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Title: Re: Red alert
Post by: Qwimby1 on September 27, 2016, 02:03:53 AM
Thanks for that.  I'll try not to drive it much for a while.  I'm still running OEM pads so maybe I won't get much dusting.

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Title: Re:
Post by: Tickittyboo on September 27, 2016, 02:36:27 AM
So was I. Just go with your plan of trying to keep the Mike's down. Maybe it'll work better for you. Better yet just don't use your brakes at all :-D

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Title: Re: Red alert
Post by: '95MSM on September 27, 2016, 03:12:37 PM
I'm pretty sure this will get me in trouble in some way or other, but...

What have you got against Mike, and why are you oppressing him?? Mike's Lives Matter.


Title: Re: Red alert
Post by: Panhandler on September 27, 2016, 04:07:46 PM
I used the spray on Dupli-Color caliper paint on my truck. Cleaned with brake cleaner.  Masked everything and then sprayed several coats.  Worked great.  Still looks OK after 18 months.


Title: Re: Red alert
Post by: hox on September 27, 2016, 04:10:47 PM
 ;D
I'm pretty sure this will get me in trouble in some way or other, but...

What have you got against Mike, and why are you oppressing him?? Mike's Lives Matter.


Title: Re: Red alert
Post by: m3fan4ever on September 27, 2016, 05:00:40 PM
 :worthless


Title: Re: Red alert
Post by: Qwimby1 on September 28, 2016, 08:56:55 PM
I'll try to send pics when I get a chance, but you can't see them much with the BBS wheels.  If I had realized that I wouldn't have gone to the trouble.