Paint Cobra calipers?

Daryl

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What is the best way to get those calipers looking new again? That faded out grey look kind of kills the appearance of the new rotors, wheels and tires.
I’d love to take a project like this on myself but am skeptical of rattle-can durability even with rattle-can clear coat.
So is there a certain kind and/or brand of paint to use? Or is powder coating/ ceramic coating pretty much the only sure fire method to achieve the best results?

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I sandblasted mine, then used spray caliper paint. Two years and they still look good.
 

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Looks fine to me, but you could try done polishing compound and a toothbrush before going whole hog and refinishing.
 
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ok, thanks everyone! I suspected the exact replie.

Trick,
I know. it’s not that bad. Guess I’d just like them gloss black like the car!

I also think I’d prefer the brush on with a clear coat.
 

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Something to keep in mind: As far as I know, when new, the Cobra calipers were more of a satin finish. Painting them gloss might shout "Look at my makeup!" This is a pic of one of my freshly-cleaned calipers when I installed them back in '08. Not a great pic, but the only one I could locate quickly.

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Trick,
Thank you, sir. I was not aware of the color of the calipers originally. I’ll have to send the gloss black for satin black.
Thanks again… great info!!
 

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If you want gloss its not that big of a deal to sand them down smooth. I did it on a set I ended up having powdered and it looked great but there is another step involved but it would make them look a little different from most
 
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arrived just now. I’m going to open the can of ceramic paint and see just how glossy this Gloss Black is. Decide from there if it goes on or goes back!
 

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I did mine in black and silver
They do make many colors
Cobra mustang mach 1 ford
There is a few to chose from
 
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I’ve seen those advertised before.
 

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remember the most important part of paint is the prep. Clean the heck out of the caliper and if you can wipe it down with alcohol or go get some paint prep degreaser from the store.
 

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