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I hate the look of rust in my otherwise pristine wheels. Does anyone paint their brake parts to prevent rust? (not the surface, the 'top hat') Is there a better solution?
 

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I painted my calipers with b bque paint and applied high temp decal I found on ebay. Also on ebay I found rotors and pads for my R/T that were drilled and slotted and coated black for $250 for all four

 

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He's not talking about calipers, he's talking about the rotor centers. They get MUCH hotter than the calipers, and the best paint that I've found for them is this. Just use a foam brush, both can be bought at Home Depot, etc. for cheap.


Aluminum, Gray or Black work well.


 

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I painted my rotor hats up to the machined surface the pads ride on. Also painted the "vanes" on the outer edge of the rotors.
I used 650* Engine Enamel and it holds up fine.
I can't seem to figure out how to attach pics or I would.
 

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I did on my vette and it makes a big difference. I agree, that rust kills the look of your nice wheels and clean car....

Ill do the Challenger when I upgrade my brakes. Cant really see them right now as is.
 

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I painted mine with Eastwood cast iron spray grey because I did not want the rust but I did not want them to stand out. They still look good after 5 years.
 

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I used black caliper paint that brushes on.Used two coats.I didnt like how the rotor hats were discolored.Makes the wheels pop more.
 

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Yup, used caliper high heat spray paint. Mask everything and painted them. Four coats and they are withstanding pressure washing.

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I did the same, hats and vanes. I used the high temp engine enamel in matt black.
Here's a before and after. Took about two hours but I took my time. I rotated my
tires and cleaned my rims at the same time.





 

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Did you guys do anything to remove the surface rust first or just spray over?
 

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Always have to get rid of rust even if you are not painting. Anytime wheels are removed wire brush the surfaces so your wheel makes a good metal to metal contact with the hub lest you risk the lugs getting loose and you lose that wheel.

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