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Old 08-02-2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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Brake caliper powder coat

I see replacement brake calipers powder coated red. My question is, can these powder coated calipers be repainted? If so what kind of paint prep is required, and what kind of paint is required? Thanks

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John I bought the complete Power Stop Upgrade Package for all four corners (pads, rotors, calipers) and the red powder-coated calipers have maintained their like new appearance. I also have some MGP caliper covers that I may use later if necessary...not sure about painting over powder coating .


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Old 08-03-2019, 06:38 PM   #3
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I used high temp paint on the front a couple years ago and they still look fresh. The rear are powder coated and just sbout a year old and look new.
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John I bought the complete Power Stop Upgrade Package for all four corners (pads, rotors, calipers) and the red powder-coated calipers have maintained their like new appearance. I also have some MGP caliper covers that I may use later if necessary...not sure about painting over powder coating .


The Power Stop Kit is what I plan to install on my truck. Since my truck is painted Yellow, I am thinking of painting over the red powder coat, with some high temp. yellow paint. My truck is Yellow/Chrome/Black so I am not sure how the red color will look.
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do a test get some cardboard paint it red and stick it behind the wheels over the calipers to see what it looks like on your truck. or get some brand new shop rags and set them over and see.
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Yes you can paint powder coat but requires some prep work. Degrease/clean first, sand, clean again and paint. Sometimes you need to use a small brass brush to work into the nooks and crannies to scuff up the powder coat. Your average paint will not stick to powder coat that still has a luster or has not been sanded first. A chemical paint prep is also recommended.
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Yes you can paint powder coat but requires some prep work. Degrease/clean first, sand, clean again and paint. Sometimes you need to use a small brass brush to work into the nooks and crannies to scuff up the powder coat. Your average paint will not stick to powder coat that still has a luster or has not been sanded first. A chemical paint prep is also recommended.
Now that my new wheels are installed, I am thinking about leaving the brake brackets, and calipers alone, the red powder coat will look great.
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My Power Stop Performance Brake Kit should be arriving within the next 4 to 6 weeks. Should be an improvement over my stock brakes. Will look good too with my new SRT-10 chrome wheels.
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I went ahead and ordered all 5 brake hoses, since I am replacing the brake calipers, and the fact my truck is 12 years old with original brake components, it makes sense to me to minimize any problems that could occur.
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I was notified by the shipper that my Power Stop brake kit should arrive at my house this Friday.
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