Today we bring you a series of simple steps to paint the brake callipers properly and give a touch of colour to our car.
As good fans of the world of motor insurance, you spend several hours thinking about different ideas to modify your vehicle without having to face a large outlay. Without a doubt, the world of improvements is not exactly cheap, but today we bring you the steps to follow to paint the brake callipers. There is a simple and affordable modification that can give our faithful companion a more sporty or distinctive look. We can find different methods, so we will have to take into account before starting the process of painting our capabilities and resources to change the colour of the tweezers.
In this way, we will be able to avoid mistakes that ruin a modification. A priori is easy to execute and will allow us to increase or decrease the level of the sportiness of our vehicle. If we want to obtain a more striking appearance, the best option is to use flashy colours. If on the contrary, we want a more discreet aspect, we must make use of more neutral and calm tones.
First step: clean the tweezers thoroughly and remove the previous paint
Once we are determined to carry out the process, we will have to disassemble the wheels of our car to have access to the callipers themselves. Many people directly apply the new layers of paint with these still attached to the disc itself. But if we want to obtain a much more careful result, it is advisable to disassemble them to be able to work with them correctly.
It is advisable to turn the direction to have better access to the screws to start the work. First, we will remove the fastening screws of the calliper itself, disconnect the sleeves and ready, we will have our brake calliper out.
But a very important step and that we must take if we want to reach an optimal result is, without a doubt, remove the previous layer of paint. For this, we can sand them or resort to some type of stripper. Then leaving it to act for about 15 or 20 minutes, and then remove it with an aluminium scourer or directly apply a sandblast with a specific hose.
We must take into account that it is a piece that is very exposed. Therefore it is very reluctant to accumulate several layers of dirt. In order to ensure deep and correct cleaning, it is advisable to disassemble of the calliper as possible. Such as brake pads and seals, in order to have access to all the areas that confer them.
We can use different brake cleaners to carry out this task and, if we want to do even more meticulous work. We can take advantage of this point to eliminate any imperfections they present. Before starting to paint, we must cover the piston pistons with adhesive tape – or other protective material.
Before we get ready to apply the layers of paint of our desired colour, we must carry out the primer. A process of vital importance and that will ensure a long and lasting finish. This can be found in spray and whose dispensing will be faster and easier. Drying times will depend on the products used, which will specify how they should be applied to obtain an optimal result.
We will have to provide several layers to ensure a correct primer since this is a step that will allow the paint to be applied with greater forcefulness. In the second layer, it will be easier for us to focus on specific parts. We could not access during the more general layer. All areas of the clamp receive the primer.
A touch of colour
Once the primer is ready, and we have respected the drying periods, it is time to apply our desired colour and get a different look. It does not matter the chosen hue, as with the primer, it is important to follow all the steps carefully to obtain the most appropriate result possible.
It is advisable to put ourselves at a distance of approximately 20 centimetres and perform elbow movements, not the wrist, in order that the layer is as uniform as possible throughout the clamp. We must also apply several layers of paint in all areas of the clamp. It is not advisable to try to cover it whole with a first pass since we risk that they occur from