[DML] Re: brake caliper painting
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[DML] Re: brake caliper painting

Typically you would disassemble before bead-blasting so you can clean
it up and be sure that there is no media in the caliper. If you want
to paint an assembled caliper you can wire brush the outside of it
before painting. Eastwood sells paints used to paint brake calipers
and they offer a choice of colors. Best route, leave it unpainted.
After a while a painted caliper will look worse than an unpainted one.
You will be repainting it after some # of years to keep it looking
good. Of course it is up to your individual preference, it has no
effect on it's performance.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
> Hi group,
> My master cylinder needs replacement so I guess it is time to go
through the brakes again on my car. I previously installed stainless
braided hoses and my rotors and pads have plenty of life left. 
> I think this time around with my brakes I am going to go all-out and
get the calipers cleaned up really well and painted or plated.
However, I don't know much about selecting a good paint or if plating
is better. I knew Hervey sells zinc-plated calipers. Are they worth
the expense? I want something that will hold up in the long run and
look "restored". Those zinc calipers sure look nice!
> Do you just put a bolt in the bleeder hole and hose hole, then bring
them in to a bead-blasting shop and let them go at it? Any special
precautions? What is the best route - paint or plating? I don't want
to have to mess with these again for a long time.
> Andy
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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