When it comes to our Corvettes, detailing is what makes them extraordinary.  Colored calipers are quickly becoming very popular.  There is nothing like a vibrant red or blue jumping out from behind your chromed spokes to add that extra zip to your ride.  Here is how Ron painted his.  There is more information at the end of the picutres on kits available for painting your calipers.

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The right rear caliper.  It's easier to paint the calipers with precision when they aren't mounted on the car.

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You need to remove the two top and bottom bolts holding the caliper in place.

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Caliper removed from the car.  It needs to be cleaned before painting.

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I used "Simple Green", a brake cleaner and a small brass brush for cleaning. Afterwards, I used compressed air to blow everything dry.0004

After the caliper is dry start applying paint.  Thin coats are better.  You can re-coat within 1 hr or wait 6 days “according to the instructions in the kit".

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First coat applied.  I applied three coats of paint.

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This is the bracket that holds the caliper in place.  I painted it with "Re-builders Gray".  

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The caliper in the rear reinstalled and looking pretty good!

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This is the front caliper, removed, cleaned and painted. The front calipers come off in the same way as the back ones with two bolts.

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Here the front right caliper is re-installed. I painted over the letters initially and then used a razor blade to remove the paint from the letters. Don't sweat it - it is easy to do.

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Front caliper re-mounted and finished.

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These kits are available at Canadian Tire and were selling for $25.00 at the time of the writing of this article.  They are available in red, yellow, blue, silver and black.  Click HERE for a link to the manufacturer's web page.

 

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