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      08-01-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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DIY - f10 550i Caliber Brake Paint

finally i has the time to do this modification. The process is pretty easy and simple, the most time consuming is to cover the car, the brake caliber and cleaning the caliber.

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-2 Cans of brake parts cleaner (none chlorinated) buy the cheapest one, it doesn't matter, they're all the same.
-1 Can of Engine Degreaser
-1 Can of VHT Engine Enamel Primer
-1 Cans of VHT High Temperature Caliper paint (///M5 Blue)
-1 Can of VHT Engine Enamel Gloss Clear
-1 Can of Electric Cleaner (spray it on the brake sensor after wash with degreaser)
- 4-5 30g trash flexa strength bags
- 4 small flexa bags
-1 Roll of 3M masking tape (blue)
-1 Razor knife or edger
-1 Needle nose pliers
-1 or 2 car jacks + jack pads (is will speed up your process if you have 2 jack, even better if you have all 4
- Pairs of gloves
- A bottle of Alcohol (touch up where there's oil after painted)
- A metal Brush (scrubs)
- WD40 (spray it on where's rusty or lube your bolts)
- Flat head Phillip
- Breaker Bar
- Torque Bar
- 17mm socket, extend bar.
- A catch can or a bucket that can catch drain lube & dirt.


































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      08-06-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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Looks great! Where did you find that color caliper paint? I was looking for it on-line and I couldn't find it
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Looks great! Where did you find that color caliper paint? I was looking for it on-line and I couldn't find it
At AutoZone
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Thanks..they call it bright blue which threw me off
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      08-10-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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Did u put the sticker on than applied the clear coat or after?

Nice job!

I wonder if anyone's painted the shield behind the rotor or even the hub itself where the wheel mounts against? I notice those get rust too at times.
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Did u put the sticker on than applied the clear coat or after?

Nice job!

I wonder if anyone's painted the shield behind the rotor or even the hub itself where the wheel mounts against? I notice those get rust too at times.
it doesn't matter...
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Great DIY. Thanks!
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Very good job!
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      11-13-2014, 12:06 AM   #9
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Very good job!
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You got me hooked, so I will get on mine over Thanksgiving!
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Looks awesome brah! I need to paint my Yukon. I can follow your tips.
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Great DIY! Where did you buy the HRE caps for your Avant Garde wheels?
Where else would you get knock off stuff... China (alibaba.com)
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Great DIY. I work in China now. And i love it. I find stuff on eBay, and i compare to the chinese ebay( taobao), and its often 1/3 of the price. My bags are full every time i go home. Brake discs, oem back seat entertainment, exhaust++++
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