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    I was under the impression that the proper way to paint brake calipers was to get them powdercoated,
    i spoke to bell st powder coaters and they said that the calipers get t oo hot and the powder coating flakes off.
    is this correct ??
    ive also been told to use the paint that you do engine blocks as that will not flake with the heat.
    some input please.-BAZZ

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    Hi Bazz,

    There's some technical stuff here

    http://www.coatings.de/pcmanual/manual/kap1-1.pdf

    Basically it look as though most would melt off at anything above 250 C, which is not all that hot! Also from what I have seen of powder coaters in Sydney I would not trust them with something like my brake calipers!

    I have used a POR15 exhaust manifold coating on a couple of cars - very impressed - even on the GS, which is pretty heavy on such things it has lasted nearly three years - but the surface has to be very clean, preferably sandblasted. They also make engine paint, but I haven't used it.

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    We had some kind of ceramic stuff sprayed onto a set of extractors a few years ago and it lasted pretty well and I couldn't imagine a set of brakes would get much hotter than that (particularly the way it was driven)
    It was a powder coating place that did that BTW, so ask the question. I can't say if it is done in a variety of colours as ours was done in a whiteish colour and was applied almost white hot.


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    Go into almost any supplier, like Repco etc. and they have brake caliper paint by VHF or Eastwood. The engine paint doesn't have a high enough temp rating.

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    if u just want to paint the calipers, u can buy a brake caliper spaycan from autobarn...
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    Have them bead blasted and Nickel plated - for that "brand new" look.
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    You can get "pot belly" paint for wood heaters which can get close to glowing red! That's what we use on our exhaust manifolds. Wouldn't black or 'gun metal' be the best colour, as it looses heat the fastest? -Will
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    I'd just put some wheels with hubcaps on ... That way you don't need to worry about them

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    I'd just put some wheels with hubcaps on ... That way you don't need to worry about them

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    sort of defeats the purpose doesnt it.????

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    I sand blasted 505's rear brake calibers, painted them with rust-preventive primer and finally sprayed some industrial two-pack epoxy paint (probably the paint is over 10 years old but still works). It should give extremely strong surface against dirt and salt (that is used in Finland in winter). After 21 months the paint is still undamaged and there's no rust. That paint isn't designed to be especially heat resistant but seems to work just fine at least in the rear calibers (haven't tested in front yet). Here are some pictures.

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