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EWC88 02-19-2013 01:12 PM

Brake paint color?
I have to replace my brakes real soon so I thought about painting the calipers while I'm at it, but not sure what color to do. My truck is silver, smoked tail lights, and probably soon going to plasti-dip my rims in black. I thought of painting the black and then have silver writing saying dodge or ram but not sure how good I'll be with that lol. I also thought a blue but not positive if it'll throw it off.

Any input on what colors you guys think would be great!

Also what paint does everyone use? How well does it hold up?

Gecko 02-19-2013 03:26 PM

Alot of guys go with red when they paint their calipers. It's really up to you and the color scheme you want to use on your truck. If you like blue then go with blue. If you like red go with red. I plan on going with green eventually since it goes with the "theme" of my truck and my green LED's. Since you have a silver truck any color you use will look pretty good and will stand out especially behind a black rim.

As for paint, there are multiple companies that make a brake caliper paint that will hold up to the heat your brakes produce. If you cant find any then just go with a paint that has an extremely high heat tolerance, like header paint, or something similar.

You also want to make sure you really prep the calipers well. A few guys have reported chipping of the paint and having to go back and touch them up. This all comes down to the prep work. The better you do, the longer they will last

Ramfd 02-19-2013 07:54 PM

I used the dupilcolor caliper paint in red, but i did have some chipping. I just have to go back every so often and touch the spots. No big deal really. I went with red to tie the color of my strips into the truck a bit more.

RAM EM 02-19-2013 08:44 PM

Any color except black. If you paint your wheels black they will just get lost behind them, and will make your wheels look weird in pics.
Red is always a good choice, but it's almost been overdone (no offense Ramfd, yours work w/ the stripes). OP, I think silver w/ black lettering would look good on your truck. It would tie into the truck's colors, and would "pop" behind the black wheels. JMO

P.S. They make brake caliper-sized decals you can get off ebay that say "RAM", "MOPAR", etc.. I wouldn't use them as a decal, but they would make a great paint stencil!

EWC88 02-19-2013 11:42 PM

I do like red but my truck has none on it so I won't go with that, but Ramfd your truck looks great!

I didn't think of silver with black lettering, that might be a option now lol.

What's best prep work before painting?

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