DIY: Paint Disc Calipers and Rear Drum Brakes


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Planning to do this on my i10. The car is white and the alloys are hyper silver. What colour will look good? Red, Yellow, Green, Orange or Blue?
 
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My .2$ question is as we know when driving the rear Drum create a enormous amount of heat from the breaks wont this effect on the paint. m tech guy said we have to use heat resistant pain if we want to paint the calipers and brakes. any one have any idea?
 

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Nice DIY and pics too. But if you get a Can for 240Rs., the why this much things, just Rs60 more and the job is done. My car is silver and I am going to add Alloys to it (Platis, which are black and silver finished). I am adding Blue interior LEDs under the dash.

So here are the questions-
1. Which colour LEDs should I use for interiors? White Or Blue? Its for show off as well as visibility.
2. Which colour should i do my calipers, I am thinking Red? Any other colour?
Thanks
 
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Nice DIY and pics too. But if you get a Can for 240Rs., the why this much things, just Rs60 more and the job is done. My car is silver and I am going to add Alloys to it (Platis, which are black and silver finished). I am adding Blue interior LEDs under the dash.

So here are the questions-
1. Which colour LEDs should I use for interiors? White Or Blue? Its for show off as well as visibility.
2. Which colour should i do my calipers, I am thinking Red? Any other colour?
Thanks
Sorry I missed this thread.I got a spray can,thinner,and masking tapes for Rs 280.That's the total expense.The rest is Labour charges and its absolutely free as its a DIY.
It can be used for 2(or even more) cars.[:D]

Blue coloured LED's are best for interior lighting(if its for a Show-off).And if its for visibility,go for white one.My personal choice is BLUE.[;)]

Red coloured calipers are getting common.But its something 'universal',I think.Suits almost all colours.If you search this thread, you can find a variety of shades.Here my personal choice id Red itself.

Cheers
 
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Painting the break discs

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to know if we could color our brake calipers, discs. it is for my swift vxi running on a 175/15/85 tyre with alloys.
I chose a very bad alloy for my car and now want to make it up by painting the brake discs. I have seen a couple of cars with different colors ( red, black etc..)
Will they affect the braking, or the life of the discs?

I am going to purchase new set of brake discs also now so thought of getting them painted matching with the alloys...
 
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Re: Painting the break discs

You cannot paint the discs but the calipers.
even if you paint the discs they gona get clean itself because the calipers have leathers/ceramics in it which pushes the discs when you apply brakes.

I've always painted my calipers.

How it is done and End product looks like the pics below.

P.S : this is my old Ride , skyline R33 Series II
 

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Painting of ALTO break drums and front break parts

color of the paint is different due to poor light condition.
color is luminous pink in real situation.
 

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