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Qwimby1
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« 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.

 
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05 Titanium MSM with essentially permanent hardtop.  FM intake and downpipe, V-Maxx suspension, 15" BBS wheels from 95LE, 3.63 diff.  In the past - 94 NA, 83 Ferrari 308 GTS Quatrovalve, 86 Ferrari 328 GTS, 86 Porsche 944, 86 944 turbo, 62 XKE coupe, 64 XKE coupe, 55 Jaguar XK140 MC coupe, 71 Volvo P1800. 55 Triumph T110 motorcycle, 74 Honda 550, 99 BMW R1100RT, 02 BMW R1150RT, 04 BMW R1150R, 09 Suzuki V-Strom 650. lots of assorted British, German and Italian cars and bikes.
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« Reply #1 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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2004 Velocity Red MSM with Flyin' Miata's Big Enchilada tuned by Ken Hill, V-Maxx Extreme adjustable coilovers, FM front sway bar, 949 Racing End Links, Boss Frog Double Hoop Roll bar, Tr Motorsports c3m 15x9 wheels with 225 45 15 Hankook Rs3's and carbotech ax6 brake pads all around.
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« Reply #2 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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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2016, 04:10:47 PM »

 Grin
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.
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Modifications:

ECU: MSPNP-Pro, Tuned by KO Racing and Adrenaline Racing
Current output: 205 whp, 214 1b/ft torque @ 11 psi.

Roll Bar: Boss Frog Clearview with harness bar

Fuel: DW300 fuel pump, Fuel injector clinic 775cc injectors

Gauges: Autometer Ultra Lite II: boost/vac, full sweep water temp , full sweep oil temp

Engine: Flyin Miata CAI, FMII elbow with GM IAT,  Flyin Miata downpipe and exhaust, Skunk2 throttle body, FMII cold side piping.  FM oil return check valve, AWR/Mazdacomp hybrid motor mount system, Stock MSM Coils, MagnaCore plug wires

Drivetrain: MiataRoadster Short Shifter, ACT HD Clutch, ACT StreetLite Flywheel,  Energy Suspension Poly Differential mounts,

Suspension: Xida CS coilovers 550F/350R, Racing Beat Endlinks, Racing Beat 1.125 tubular front sway, factory rear sway, Bauer extended lower ball joints, R-package tie rod ends

Wheels/Tires/Brakes : Gen 4 6ULs 15x8, Yokohama AD08 205 50 15, Street Pad: Carbotech 1521, Track: Cobalt Friction XR2/XR4, Powerstop slotted rotors

Cooling: AC delete, Flyin Miata Intecooler, Flyin Miata Crossflow radiator, Spal stage II fans, 90:10 water: coolant+ water wetter, Flyin Miata Oil Cooler

Seats/harness/safety: Marrad LX1,  Schroth Profi II 6pt harness, Hans

Alpine CDE-SXM145BT CD Receiver Single DIN,  Alpine door speakers and tweeters.   Sirius/XM enabled with rear deck antenna.  

Fluids: Differential: Amsoil SVG, Transmission: Amsoil MTG, Motor: Amsoil Dominator 10W30 track,  Mobil1 0W40 Street.  WIX or Mobil 1 extended performance oil filter
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2016, 05:00:40 PM »

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Qwimby1
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« Reply #8 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.
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05 Titanium MSM with essentially permanent hardtop.  FM intake and downpipe, V-Maxx suspension, 15" BBS wheels from 95LE, 3.63 diff.  In the past - 94 NA, 83 Ferrari 308 GTS Quatrovalve, 86 Ferrari 328 GTS, 86 Porsche 944, 86 944 turbo, 62 XKE coupe, 64 XKE coupe, 55 Jaguar XK140 MC coupe, 71 Volvo P1800. 55 Triumph T110 motorcycle, 74 Honda 550, 99 BMW R1100RT, 02 BMW R1150RT, 04 BMW R1150R, 09 Suzuki V-Strom 650. lots of assorted British, German and Italian cars and bikes.
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