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Old 04-09-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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I bought a spray can of Duplicolor Engine paint. Will that work for my calipers? I was going to clean the rotors, sand them down, and clean them again to get rid of any debris. Can I just wrap everything but the calipers in newspaper to avoid overspray on my rotor? Any other tips, suggestions, or comments are welcome...

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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I think a brush on paint would work better.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:50 PM   #3
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I have sprayed, and brush painted them Zack. Either way will work just fine. If you paint the drum too don't get in a hurry, and be sure they are good and dry before you put your wheels back on. If not they will stick to the rim and make changing a tire a real PITA. Don't ask, just trust me on this.

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Old 04-09-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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What's the time frame for drying?
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:04 PM   #5
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The duplicolor stuff dries real quick. I did mine rear calipers yesterday.
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That looks real nice. I think a nice Saturday afternoon would work real well for that job!
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doug... you need a hobby.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:19 AM   #8
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Almost expected pinstriping on there too!
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quote:doug... you need a hobby.
Thats what my truck is!!!!!
My other hobby makes my arm tired!

Zack...drying time depends on the paint, temperature and humidity!
Usually a couple of hours on jack stands will be fine.
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Dry to the touch in several minutes. Put on a few coats. The wind made it kinda crappy. And I started getting tired. I'll make a photo album.
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