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painting brake brackets?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Can anybody see anything wrong with shooting engine enamel paint on my DIY4X 14ff disk brackets before I install them?
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    Mine are powder coated. Nothing wrong with it in my book.
     
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    I painted mine
     
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    Other than the fact that if you get any brake fluid on them during installation, and bleeding,,,the paint will come off
     
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    I tend to paint all new parts before putting them on. Actually, I even clean and paint used parts before re-installing. Usually I use engine enamel as it doesn't require a primer, it resists most automotive fluids and is good with high temp. For brake parts, the simplest solution is a can of "Brake Caliper Paint" from the local parts store. This is the stuff ricers use to make their stock brake parts yellow. Fortunately, it is also available in black. It resists brake fluid pretty well and stays on for years.
     
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    Oooh. I've been using engine enamel -- I had some handy in that snazzy Chevy Orange :haha: -- but if this stuff is more resistant to brake fluid, I'd use it. Any takers on if it's better than the engine stuff?

    -- A
     
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    If its the same powdercoat as you used on the diff covers, its tough as a nail. That stuff is great.
     

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