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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Painted calipers for around 10 bucks!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Got a 9 dollar can of 400 degree heat paint from auto zone and a 1 dollar roll of tape from the dollar store some free boxes and palstic bags. Took them all apart leaving just the brake line connected. Cleaned caliper with brake parts cleaner then soap and water (clean them well). Used a stick to prop them away from the bike. Taped off the pistons, brake line, bleed nipple, and the bolt holes. Built a paint booth around the caliper with the boxes and plastic bags taping up all the crackes so no paint will spray thru on to the bike. Had to let the paint dry for 7 day for it to fully cure. I have been about 300 miles since painting them. Washed the bike today the calipers had brake grime and grease on them. It washed right off no stains or paint flaking. Thanks for the reply!

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You think this would also work for exhaust header pipes ? I was told yes but I think it gets extremly hot

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You think this would also work for exhaust header pipes ? I was told yes but I think it gets extremly hot

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from everything I've read, it's pretty much impossible to paint the headers and expect the paint to stick. If a paint exists to withstand those temps then I don't think it's even worth it



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The headers get the hottest on the exhaust system and its hard to get paint to stay. You can try it but to do it properly you will need to remove the pipes from the bike clean them very well with steel wool, sand them with fine grit paper, clean the joints with a wire brush and then wash them. The paint you need has to be high temp header paint. You have to follow the direction on the can. The only way it will stay is by heat cycling them. This means letting the bike run for a short time then shuting it down let it cool then doing it again. I have also seen people wrap there headers with exhaust wrap. If you go with the wrap there is a silicone spray made to spray them with after wraping to seal them and turn them black. The wraping and spray idea is a bit high.

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