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Paint Your Rusty Brake Calipers! Nothing ruins the appearance of a sharp set of wheels like dirty, corroded calipers lurking from behind. Now dress up those steel or aluminum calipers with a high temperature super-tough, impact and fade resistant durable finish using the POR-15 Caliper Painting Kit. Our DIY caliper paint is beautiful in appearance, and strong enough to withstand the punishment of road debris and temperature extremes, and it looks terrific on any car or truck. Whenever your calipers get covered with dirt and brake dust, clean them with anything you like; our brake caliper paint system will stand up to just about anything.
POR-15 Caliper Painting Kit has everything you need to clean, prep, and paint your calipers. POR-15 Caliper Paint has excellent coverage properties, brilliant ceramic-like colors, and withstands the high temperatures of your brakes.
Before POR-15 Caliper Painting Kit
After POR-15 Caliper Painting Kit
I painted the brake calipers on my Austin Healey and it turned out very well, they are more visible through the spoked wheels, also painted the rear brake drums black which both calipers and drums were silve , looks great in black
Excellent product!! Application process was easy to comprehend and apply. Now if final finish will endure, I’ll be completely satisfied
Excellent kit.... Easy to apply
Great little kit. Follow the instructions and you will get great results. More than enough material to complete the job.
I recommend this kit because the paint is really good quality.
Recommended items: Small nylon scrubbing brush, chemical safe spray bottle, masking tape, eye protection, and an optional detail artists paint brush. These products should only be handled when wearing chemical resistant gloves and eye protection. Use in a well ventilated area only. Read all safety precautions on labels before beginning.
Step 1: Remove all four wheels from vehicle. Calipers don’t need to be removed. Don’t remove brake line. Make sure your calipers and lines are not leaking brake fluid.
Step 2: Thoroughly clean caliper surfaces to be painted with POR-15 Cleaner Degreaser. Spray on the cleaner and brush the dirt, grease and grime with a small scrub brush or toothbrush. Rinse caliper thoroughly with water and dry with clean towel. Wear protective gloves, glasses, and mask, when cleaning your calipers. You may need to clean more than once, if calipers are very dirty. Read directions on POR-15 Cleaner Degreaser container before using.
Step 3: Once calipers are completely dry, apply POR-15 Metal Prep and keep surface wet for 20 minutes, Then wash off POR-15 Metal Prep with water and dry thoroughly. Calipers must be completely dry before applying the Rust Preventive coating.
Step 4: Mask off the areas not to be painted. Tape and mask off the brake bleeder screw, brake lines, and caliper piston boots and anything else you don’t want painted.
Step 5: Open the small can of POR-15 Rust Preventive Coating and Stir (don’t shake), making sure the contents are thoroughly mixed. Using a foam or brush paint the caliper evenly with a thin coat. Make sure the coating is evenly applied but not to the point where the paint runs. Because this is a rust preventive coating you want to be sure you don’t miss any spots which could rust if not coated. Heavily rusted or pitted calipers may require two thin coats. If a second coat is needed, apply when the first coat is just dry to the touch, with slight finger-drag remaining (dry but still tacky).
Step 6: When the POR-15 Rust Preventive Coating is just dry to the touch, with slight finger-drag remaining (dry but still tacky), normally in the 2-5 hour range, it’s ready for the POR-15 Caliper Paint to be applied. Open the can of POR-15 Caliper Paint, stir thoroughly don’t shake the can. Apply the first coat in thin but even strokes. When the first coat is dry (3 -4 hours), apply a second coat to achieve a beautiful ceramic-like finish.
NOTE: Best to give yourself at least two days to do the job. Some find it easier to clean and prep on first day and coat and paint on the second day. Do Not use POR-15 Caliper Paint on braking surfaces such as discs, drums, brake pads or shoes. If paint comes in contact with these surfaces, clean immediately or replace parts. Read all instructions thoroughly before use. Product should be applied in a well-ventilated, dust-free environment between 56°F and 86°F degrees Fahrenheit and Humidity between 50%-70%. Brake dust may contain asbestos. Wear safety glasses and NIOSH approved face mask when cleaning brake components. Block the tires to keep vehicle from moving. Use jack stands when working underneath vehicles.
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