Want yellow calipers. Paint or powdercoat???

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  1. Plum Cat

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    I'm thinking about making my calipers yellow. Should I paint them yellow or have them powdercoated? Has anybody done this to their car? Thanks for your input.
     
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    Playing with my phone and came up with this Screenshot_2016-03-26-10-47-29-1.png
     
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    Defiantly Powdercoat I'm not sold on the Yellow thou
     
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    Their is s Thread on here where the guy powdercoated his Sublime they look good with Sublime Car but that's just my opinion
     
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    The PCP looks Different every time you look at it depends on the lighting conditions, nice car
     
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    The picture above is just me playing with the tones and trying to get the car to look like PCP with yellow brakes. That car is actually B5 which is why it looks off
     
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    I would contact Brembo and ask them about changing the brake color. They may have a suggested method of powder coat or high temperature paint. Or.... they might have a reason why you should not do it. Maybe it voids some type of warranty or something. I don't know the answer, but it can't hurt to ask the question.

    As for your color choice, anything would look better than red with the plum crazy. I too have a plum crazy hellcat and hate the red brakes.
     
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    i think this will look elite. do it!
     
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    It would have to be a high heat powder coat, otherwise it will crack rather quickly from the intense heat in that area.
     
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    I'm sure most know this but just in case you don't... If you're going to change the color using powder coat the calipers would have to be disassemble stripped. Powder coat is actually baked on... generally depending on the color they have to be baked at 400 degrees.;)
     
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    Good Point!
     
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    C'mon guys yellow will add 20 extra hp. Yellow doesn't look to bad though
     
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    I am hoping to buy some black caliper covers when Jimi gets here. I wonder if they make them in black? Hmm ... time to do an internet search. The red looked fine with Dante, I dun think I will like it so much on Jimi.

    April
     
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    Powder coating is going to give you the best and most durable finished product, but can be expensive (at least $250 for a nice job). However, there are some DIY caliper paint kits out there. I only have experience with the POR15 kit, it is a very nice, high quality, durable product, and costs approx. $20 and a good amount of your time. So if you are keen on DIY jobs and as long as you take your time and follow the instruction the finished product is very nice. Removing the calipers is higher recommended before painting. I decided to use POR15 for one of my cars just for the experience, but IMO, powder coating is well worth the added expense, for the product you get and the time you save.
     
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    April, it sounds like you may be using some sarcasm, but if you are being serious, I do not recommend buying caliper covers, they reduce the ventilation significantly and the added heat can damage your brakes and could overheat the system entirely.
     

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