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I actually got it done professionally for 150 +tax (cad) for all 4 calipers
Damn wish I could go where you went. I asked a local shop about it and they told me to go the powdercoating route and not to paint. But I gave up on that as I don't want to have to bleed brakes and take the whole thing apart, and run the risk of the powdercoat altering the fit of the brakes.
 

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Damn wish I could go where you went. I asked a local shop about it and they told me to go the powdercoating route and not to paint. But I gave up on that as I don't want to have to bleed brakes and take the whole thing apart, and run the risk of the powdercoat altering the fit of the brakes.
Power coating is the best method, but the caliper paint kits aren't bad. The best way to paint them is to remove the calipers without detaching the brake lines. You can then hang them with some wire, clean them well with brake cleaner, paint the whole caliper, let air dry and then reattach them. It looks just as good as powder coating, but it won't be as durable in the long term, but should still look great for 50k plus miles.
 

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Damn wish I could go where you went. I asked a local shop about it and they told me to go the powdercoating route and not to paint. But I gave up on that as I don't want to have to bleed brakes and take the whole thing apart, and run the risk of the powdercoat altering the fit of the brakes.
which city are you in Canada?
 

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Power coating is the best method, but the caliper paint kits aren't bad. The best way to paint them is to remove the calipers without detaching the brake lines. You can then hang them with some wire, clean them well with brake cleaner, paint the whole caliper, let air dry and then reattach them. It looks just as good as powder coating, but it won't be as durable in the long term, but should still look great for 50k plus miles.
Yeah figured some brake rated paint would hold up decently well on these as it isn't exactly a high performance vehicle producing a ton of heat and brake dust. And by the time the paint would be going bad, hopefully there will be an aftermarket selection of pre-painted red calipers for these.

Do you removed the pads and vibration clips and tape off the inside typically?

which city are you in Canada?
Edmonton would be the closest city to me. Saskatoon a close 2nd.
 

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Yeah figured some brake rated paint would hold up decently well on these as it isn't exactly a high performance vehicle producing a ton of heat and brake dust. And by the time the paint would be going bad, hopefully there will be an aftermarket selection of pre-painted red calipers for these.

Do you removed the pads and vibration clips and tape off the inside typically?
That's how I've done it before, but I have a little ocd too. You could just paint the outside surface of the caliper that you can actually see. It would save time as well, but I just couldn't do that, so it all comes off lol.
 

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Yeah figured some brake rated paint would hold up decently well on these as it isn't exactly a high performance vehicle producing a ton of heat and brake dust. And by the time the paint would be going bad, hopefully there will be an aftermarket selection of pre-painted red calipers for these.

Do you removed the pads and vibration clips and tape off the inside typically?



Edmonton would be the closest city to me. Saskatoon a close 2nd.
Maybe google caliber painting within your area, I'm sure there will be a business that specializes in this.
 

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i just contacted a local auto body place that paints and does custom work... they want $500 to do them. im definitely going to shop around
 

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i just contacted a local auto body place that paints and does custom work... they want $500 to do them. im definitely going to shop around
way to expensive just for caliper paint, unless you are doing some other work as well.
 
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