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    Default 2012 Brembo Car. Calipers.

    Inspired discussion about winter/salt effects on my brake calipers...

    I put a rattle-can caliper paint on my brembo car like 2 years ago.
    Gloss black, added a bight white Brembo Decal, Then a (caliper-paint-rated) clear coat.

    And it looked great for a year, now at two years its cracking and chipping.

    MGLT just recommended G2 caliper paint.
    I like that its a hard epoxy coating instead of just a rattle-can style.

    But how should I address removing the coating/paint already stuck all over the calipers?

    I would think sand blasting would be best? But then I gotta remove the caliper entirely.
    And at that point should I just powder coat them and be done?

    Thoughts?
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    Just found this from another forum:

    Brembo calipers are painted and Brembo does NOT recommend powder-coating them.
    Powder-coating can soften the aluminum of the caliper defeating the stiffness engineered into the special aluminum that Brembo uses.
    Also, when a Brembo caliper is done with the machining at the factory, the caliper gets anodized internally and externally.
    The anodizing then gets painted. In order to powder-coat the caliper you not only have to remove the paint but the protective anodizing as well.
    This is when the additional damage can take place as it requires extensive bead/sand blasting to not only remove the paint but the anodizing as well.
    - Jonny D

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    AirRaid CAI, BBK 85mm TB, JBA X-Pipe, Roush Axle-Back Mufflers, Ford Racing Pro-Cal Tune.
    Ford Racing Short Shifter, Ford Racing Boss 302R Lower Control Arms.
    Best E.T. to date 12.27 @ 116.0 with a 1.95 60ft.

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    When I used G2, I was applying it on calipers that I previously painted with high temp rattle can stuff. I just used a wire brush to knock off any loose old paint and I degreased them really well. I didn't get 100% of the old paint off, but the G2 coating still adhered well and hasn't peeled or chipped.

    A small wire wheel on a drill would work perfectly.
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    Default 2012 Brembo Car. Calipers.

    i have been doing this for over 18years on atleast 8-10 vehicles. Iím all about not investing lots of money on my vehicles cause you never get that back.

    I spray a degreaser u pick what You like.

    I use a heavy duty brush and it removes any dirt and anything that will peel off it donít need to be smooth because the paint is so thick.

    I spray it down with h2o with a spray bottle let it dry and u can begin.
    Walmart sells Krylon oil based paint in a can itís like $4

    I brush it on with small brush about 3-4 coats itís very thick paint it dries awesome it looks like powder coat and while Iím there I use a matte same brand paint and I do the wheel wells black and they look brand new.

    Total invested $10 and it looks like glossy powder coat. I found this on bmw forum many moons ago. Iíve never had it chip and itís still on my cars
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