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Old 12-09-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default How To: Paint Your Brembos

After reading a couple of threads where people were asking about this I decided "what the hell"

Step 1: Deciding on a color and brand of Caliper paint.

I went with Dupli-colors Caliper Paint and decided to go Red. You can choose what ever brand color you want though.



Step 2: Clean your calipers with the brake cleaner provided. I went over everything twice to make sure it was clean. I also allowed it time to make sure everything was dry afterwards.


Step 3: Using the provided tape mask off the areas you dont want to paint. Used some 400 grit sand paper to scuff up the paint.


Step 4: Now comes the good stuff. Open your can of paint and stir it for 1 minute with the stir stick that was provided. Now with the brush apply a light coating to your calipers. I did a very light coat, since I was going to be doing multiple coatings. Here is what it looked like (please forgive the photos, there was a lot of glare)
1st coat


2nd coat


3rd coat


4th and final coat


Allow 20-30 minutes between coats to allow then to start to set up.
Allow 2 hours after final coat before putting the wheels back on.

And last but not least allow at least 24 hours for everything to harden before washing of anything of that sort.

Here is the end result. I will be applying new Brembo Stickers after everything is set up.



That's it. You could get way more indepth with this whole things by removing the caliper, but you can only see so much with the wheel on.

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Old 12-09-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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Nice job man. How did the paint lay down? Is there brush strokes or is it pretty smooth? Also what kind of rotors are those? They look real nice too.

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OK, well everything set up well so I applied the Brembo stickers.



As you can see the finish is pretty good and smooth.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:47 PM   #4
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Nice job man. How did the paint lay down? Is there brush strokes or is it pretty smooth? Also what kind of rotors are those? They look real nice too.

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Brake Pros Rotors.
http://www.stillen.com/product_detai...?sku=NIS3600XS


My pads are almost done so I will be switching to the new EBC Rotors and see how those work.
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Nice work. Where'd you pick up the Brembo decals? I want to send mine out for powder coating once I get a winter beater, but need to get some replacement decals.
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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Brake Pros Rotors.
http://www.stillen.com/product_detai...?sku=NIS3600XS


My pads are almost done so I will be switching to the new EBC Rotors and see how those work.

Dude, those are the rotors I have. I have not seen anyone else with them.

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Nice work. Where'd you pick up the Brembo decals? I want to send mine out for powder coating once I get a winter beater, but need to get some replacement decals.
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Thanks for the DIY...Red Brembos always look nice!
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I want to do that...
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Dude, those are the rotors I have. I have not seen anyone else with them.

my buddy has those one his G35 also 2 piece front 1 piece rear. I believe they are made by disc brakes australia
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also where did you pick up the brembo sticker? will the sticker withstand high temp?
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also where did you pick up the brembo sticker? will the sticker withstand high temp?
see post #7

yes, they have with stood high temps very well.
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Thanks for the DIY. I'm going to paint mine black.

I found another brand of paint that is similar. tireRack says says its "suitable for Racecars" so it must be good right.

http://g2usa.com/brake_caliper_paint.shtml


any chance of seeing a pic of the front quarter of the car? Like the one above? So we can see how the color works with the Z's styling?

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hmm. i never understood why some would want to paint over the gold brembos. I think it gives it a unique look only had by the G/Z, sentra, and STI i believe. Everyone has red, and black brembos. but to each his own. Good luck with it
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hmm. i never understood why some would want to paint over the gold brembos. I think it gives it a unique look only had by the G/Z, sentra, and STI i believe. Everyone has red, and black brembos. but to each his own. Good luck with it
My major motovation is to get rid of the chips and scratches. as well as match the Black on the car.
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nice, i will do this!
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what did you do about the brembo decals on the rear calipers?
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what did you do about the brembo decals on the rear calipers?
One option is to use the brembo logo from the fronts, and discard the rest of the decal. so the rears would have the logo but no words.
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Where did you get the rotors from?
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One option is to use the brembo logo from the fronts, and discard the rest of the decal. so the rears would have the logo but no words.

Just what i was thinking, you the man!
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