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I've been thinking about different color options for the Z06, and I really like the blue interior. Just curious, if I wanted to paint my brake calipers blue for a blue/arctic white/carbon flash theme and had it professionally done, would it void any warranties? Would powder coat be the best option?
 

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I've been thinking about different color options for the Z06, and I really like the blue interior. Just curious, if I wanted to paint my brake calipers blue for a blue/arctic white/carbon flash theme and had it professionally done, would it void any warranties? Would powder coat be the best option?
Paint will be the cheapest option of the two and will be the least durable as well. Powder coating will require the extra expense of removal & replacement plus brake bleeding, but will be the most durable option.
 

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If one chooses paint, needs to be high temperature paint, at least 500 degree engine paint, preferably 900 degree caliper paint. PM me if you want a reference and e mail for an outstanding Corvette caliper powder coater.
 

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If one chooses paint, needs to be high temperature paint, at least 500 degree engine paint, preferably 900 degree caliper paint. PM me if you want a reference and e mail for an outstanding Corvette caliper powder coater.
Did you paint your calipers yellow? Did the color match the body color, VY ? I have heard that you don't have to use high temp paint if you are not tracking the car?
 

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That #4 post was from 2014 but you still might/might not get a response. Also, look to the bottom of the page and you will see other threads related to painting calipers and/or do a word search in the search field at the top of the page.

Did you paint your calipers yellow? Did the color match the body color, VY ? I have heard that you don't have to use high temp paint if you are not tracking the car?
 

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Re what Stormingnorman said/quoted, that one does not need to use high temperature caliber paint if not tracking it, that is sure not a risk I am willing to take. Every smell your brakes when coming down a long mountain curvy drive? What if you make the wrong call on this and your caliber paint gets too hot and turns brown? Or worse starts on fire?
 

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Thank you for all your help ! I guess I will just leave my calipers black. Don't think I can take a risk on non hi-temp paint, and I know I would not be happy with a color that does not match VY.
 

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I've hand painted many calipers over the years and never had an issue with any. I do not recommend using my procedure if you are going to track the car. Last job I did was my XLR last year, I just use artist type brushes and take my time. When dry, I use a sanding block to clean any excess paint from the raised lettering.

I use a very easy to apply and sturdy enamel pin striping paint by "One Shot", comes in many colors and in half pint cans. It can be acquired through Eastwood Auto Restoration Supplies.

The original color of calipers were silver, used a maroon color to match finish. It turned out excellent, no brush marks, paint flowed out to a smooth and glossy finish.

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