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Gentlemens,

I'd like to reverse the scheme on my front calipers - keep the brembo greyish-but as the lettering, and make the calipers red like the lettering is now. Is there any reason not to, and do I need to pull the whole thing apart or can I mask and prep, paint from there?

I think the blackness of the front (ceramic rotors, carbon rim, CarbonDry fender) would be nicely offset with red calipers.

Merci!
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Just take them apart, it's not overly difficult. Definitely remove them from the bike, you don't want overspray getting all over. I've done many sets but I don't use rattle can so can't comment on how it would hold up to brake fluid getting all over it. My guess is it would mess it up pretty quick. I've done some with automotive paints but I usually just powdercoat them. Remove the pads, remove the cylinders, don't lose the little black rubber washers either. Take them to your powdercoater and tell him to mask off the inside where the cylinders go and around threaded areas and you're good to go. Then just hand letter the Brembo. This topic has been covered before about lettering. Someone said you could use a potato with paint on it and do it that way too.
 

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Thanks guys. I assume under normal conditions calipers shouldn't be leaking fluid whatsoever, so if I work with pristine conditions when I change my lines and degrease etc. and prep properly, I probably stand a 'decent' change with the caveat that I may end up just having to pull them again and powdercoat if it starts coming off.

I'll definitely be pulling them apart, then, and doing a proper job...proper as possible without chemically catalyzed/poly paint. I have colorrite stuff on order...

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If you use standard paint, expect it to fade or yellow rather quickly, High temp paint is going to withstand the heat your brakes generate, and will resist fluids just a little better (at least give you time to clean it before it eats the material).

Good luck!
 

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If you use standard paint, expect it to fade or yellow rather quickly, High temp paint is going to withstand the heat your brakes generate, and will resist fluids just a little better (at least give you time to clean it before it eats the material).

Good luck!
Yah the more I think about it, the less I want to do it any way other than powercoating. All the above reasons plus the resale. Just not worth it.

Damn I miss having guns/access to a booth LOL...
 
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