bagpiper said:I've used dupicolor ceramic engine enamel on both of my tib's calipers. It's high heat paint, lays out smooth, and last, and cost less than the "caliper paint" Clean your calipers with some good degreaser, rinse well, dry with a blow dryer, and put a few coats on.
Brodeurman69 said:Anyone have a problem with the dupilcolor chipping like crazy after a few months?
Both tibs as in my 2001 and 2003 tib. Paint's all about prep. If you clean the surface well, the duplicolor is a ceramic paint which can handle the heat fine. I masked my calipers with that blue tape for painters (comes off easy), and sprayed 2 coats on this tib 2 1/2 years ago, and it looks like the day I painted it, no chips or wear. I think the "caliper" paints will work fine, but they're a way to market a product for money.bms231 said:oooo crap ur tib only came with two calipers? take that sh!t back to the factory.
You might be putting too many coats. I've done some painting in my life, and sometimes more isn't better. I've used 2 coats of dupicolor engine enamel and never had a problem for several years now. If it gets too thick, it may be cracking from expansion and contraction.crowebar said:I used duplicolor black, after sanding and degreasing........put 5 coats of duplicolor caliper paint. Anyway the other day I washed my car and noticed while cleaning my wheels that there were a lot of spots that need touching up. Front is fine but the rear arent.....which makes NO sense seeing as the front are the calipers that get the most pressure/use/heat. The rear dont do that much.
I am going to strip mine and then redo them with poss a G2 kit or maybe the engine grade paint.