GrandAmGT.com Forum
http://www.pfyc.com GrandAmGT.com Premium Memership Signup
CustomCarGrills.com   

Go Back   GrandAmGT.com Forum > GAGT - Main - Sponsored by www.PFYC.com > Newbies & FAQs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
Pontiac34
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
help painting my calipers

Alright, I have read many of the threads here on painting calipers and I just want to make sure I have everything right.

1) Take off wheel
2) Mask off all areas of car
3) Clean calipers with some brake cleaner. Any specific brand?
5) Wire Brush them down
5) Sand them down a little bit so paint will stick a little better. Grit?
6) Brush on paint, 2-4 coats. Best specific brand on brush on caliper paint?
7) Let dry overnight.


Any additional help would be nice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
silvergtjrad
yargh!
 
silvergtjrad's Avatar
 
AKA: Jared
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Woodridge, IL
Age: 30
Posts: 1,633
Vehicle: 06 TBSS
silvergtjrad a trusted member
Send a message via AIM to silvergtjrad
It sounds like you already have a plan, so go ahead and stick to it. Nothing you said is wrong, just a little above and beyond IMO.

You dont need to mask much off if you are brushing the paint on. Im not sure what other people have done, but I did nothing to prep the calipers other than cleaning with brake cleaner and wire brushing them. Duplicolor makes a kit for painting your calipers, and you can also buy it in a spray. It doesnt need to dry overnight. After only a little while its dry enough that you can touch it gently.
__________________
2006 AWD TBSS 11.719

Last edited by silvergtjrad; 01-14-2008 at 05:52 AM.
silvergtjrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
Pontiac34
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
no one else can add to this?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 01:44 AM   #4
TFA
GAGT - Member
 
TFA's Avatar
 
AKA: Kevin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Trenton (The NJ State Capital, NOT Canada, by the way)
Age: 30
Posts: 553
Vehicle: 2003 Grand Am GT
TFA Gettin' there
Send a message via AIM to TFA
nope. thats more than I did. Im planning on doing the corvette caliper conversion in the spring/summer so if anything the new ones are getting powdercoated. I used the duplicolor kit, comes with tape, brush, caliper cleaner and paint. the brush sucks, but everything else is great. just remmember nice even strokes with the paint to get uniform coverage. 2 or 3 coats of the red did me good. i even had enough left over to do a little painting of the UIM.
__________________
Im allowed to take your clothes off ma'am , Im a paramedic.

'03 GT.
busted front bumper, Dr. speed cold air box, red top, MPR PCM, custom 2.5" mandrel catback to SLP, interior mods. Future: Tons O fun
TFA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
Pontiac34
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
i would also like to add that its about 15-20 degrees here in Wisconsin, and obveously it would be a little bit warmer in the garage. Would I be better off waiting until iis around 40-60 degrees?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 04:44 PM   #6
silvergtjrad
yargh!
 
silvergtjrad's Avatar
 
AKA: Jared
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Woodridge, IL
Age: 30
Posts: 1,633
Vehicle: 06 TBSS
silvergtjrad a trusted member
Send a message via AIM to silvergtjrad
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pontiac34 View Post
i would also like to add that its about 15-20 degrees here in Wisconsin, and obveously it would be a little bit warmer in the garage. Would I be better off waiting until iis around 40-60 degrees?
It would be better, but you can always touch them up anyways. After about 6 months the paint started to flake on my calipers some.
__________________
2006 AWD TBSS 11.719
silvergtjrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 GrandAmGT.com
CustomCarGrills.com