What is the best way to add color to my brake calipers? High temp paint, power coat, or something else?
I've never taken the brakes apart to paint them, but the masking can be a little tedious...like cutting strips of paper to cover the edge of the rotor and feeding them into the caliper from the top and bottom (so you don't get paint on the edge of the rotor that is exposed inside the caliper). The back of the pads and the spring clips end up painted, but I've never had a problem with that on previous vehicles. Just don't paint rubber parts. I wash the E with a high pressure wash which takes care of the brake dust pretty well. I've also used wheel cleaner on other cars. I usually touch up the paint job every three years or so. I might do it sooner on the E because I am so into this car and just enjoy fussing with it.deckeda said:Bald Eagle --- I didn't know it could reasonably be done with them left on. And the brake pads? Those look painted as well? I guess my question is, how does one keep everything clean? Do you have to take off the wheel every so often to wipe off the brake dust, etc.?
If your brakes have electrical wiring running through them, you have MAJORThese are super helpful for those of us who may not be so savvy in our electrical knowledge. I personally hate electrical projects because it ultimately leads to a dose of shock therapy.