Red Brake Calipers
Red Brake Calipers
I’ve always liked the look of bright red brake calipers; it’s very fashionable and trendy. But I found that buying sports brake calipers was beyond my budget, very expensive, and my car was not a high-performance car.
Finally, I settled on painting brake calipers and went to the store to buy:
21mm socket with 1/2 inch drive
Remove connector nut from circuit breaker rod
Torque wrench, up to 129 LBS
3-ton short hydraulic floor jack
The overall price is less than buying a sports brake caliper
The jack adapter is essential. Hold a wheel up with a jack, then use a tool to remove the bolts and slowly remove the tires.
The steps are as follows.
Plug the wheel on the opposite side.
Loosen lug nut with circuit breaker lever.
Use the adapter to jack up a wheel.
Remove the wheels.
Use the spray cleaner that comes with the paint kit to clean the calipers.
Cover areas that do not need to have paint, such as disk, gasket, dust cover, etc.
A 1/4 red paint and epoxy “activator” is mixed using a disposable dropper and a paper cup. Neither pigment includes the kit and the equipment intend to use in a single-use. You can use it for up to two hours before curing.
Use a disposable 1-inch foam rubber brush (the kit contains only one meeting) for the paint’s first coat.
Wait 15 minutes before applying a second coat.
After a two-hour wait, decals were installed.
Spray a protective coating (to prevent peeling off the decals in the wash) with some of my house’s stuff.
Reinstall the wheels.
I waited 24 hours before driving.
The jack adapter has a magnet that can fix the car frame. Good, but it’s so easy to forget about the car after you put it down. I solved this problem by connecting it to the jack with a piece of string so that when I removed the jack, the adapter always fell off with me.