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Old 04-24-2009
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I am: Robert Kessler
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Painting Brakes

I have rear drum brakes, front discs....Black on the Drums, Red on the Calipers....Should I use heat resistant paint? Some people say yes, some say no....some say yes on the Calipers and not on the Rear.....Any suggestions welcome...Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-24-2009
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I would buy one of those kits that are for brake calipers. I want to say some of them are a ceramic high heat paint. But yes, use heat resistant paint. Brakes get hot, right?
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Old 04-25-2009
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Duplicolor makes a kit for painting brake calipers (But I'm sure you can paint the drums too). It comes with caliper cleaner, paint, and a brush. It's good stuff, the paint has ceramic in it for heat dissipation and what not. I bought red for my scooter's front disk, so I have lots left over. I'm just not sure if I want to take the time to do my ranger because you can't really see the brakes behind the 14" aluminum rims.
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Old 04-25-2009
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I used the DupliColor system on the GTs calipers and was pleased. Just make sure you clean them well and go buy better brushes.
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Old 04-25-2009
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The duplicolor kit I have always heard good feedback on. Better brushes FTW and really clean them well
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Old 04-26-2009
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bah, I've used plain old spraypaint on calipers and drums and it holds up well. Usually holds up better on calipers than on drums, since drums like to rust over the winter even after they were sanded, primed and painted.
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