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      02-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Professional caliper paint auto shop

I know the opinion debate (bbk vs. painting) has gone on for ages....and that's not my intention by any means. I was curious to know if anyone has had their calipers painted in the area with great results and could provide a recommendation. Or if they haven't had their calipers painted (not willing to admit) "but know a guy who had great results with..."

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They sell DIY kits specifically for this. It's quite easy to do if you take your time.
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i know they do.....i've read endless threads. And I'm a DIYer too...I just don't want to chance anything. I've seen some services where they strip the the caliper and completely refinish. If I can find a pic I'll post it, because if this is DIY...I'm at skill level 2.
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i know they do.....i've read endless threads. And I'm a DIYer too...I just don't want to chance anything. I've seen some services where they strip the the caliper and completely refinish. If I can find a pic I'll post it, because if this is DIY...I'm at skill level 2.
Well in order to have a body shop paint them, more than likely you would have to remove the calipers altogether which is even more work and involves the car being down for the duration.

There really isn't much to chance with the DIY kits.
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alright my man, looks like g2 is the way to go...maybe i'll try it out on my wife's x3 first. haha
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You can check with JD from AutoSalon Detailing in Winchester MA .
He does paint calipers and years back he painted the ones on my X5 black and it lasted
for 9years . His number is 718 771 1500
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      02-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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fantastic, I'll try and give him a ring as well. I've since done some reading and the process I'm looking for focuses on pressurized removal--> some form of baking process similar to techniques used on certain engine applications

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