Is It Ok to Paint Brake Calipers and Rear Discs 30-40f - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires Talk about Chevy Cobalt Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires here
Sponsored by:

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 288
Garage
Is It Ok to Paint Brake Calipers and Rear Discs 30-40f

So I want to paint my calipers and drums in my parents garage. Right now it hits 30-50 degrees in there. I thought it was warmer than that, but maybe I could use a hairdryer someway???

NDcobalt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 06:59 PM
Forum Regular
 
bgcobaltss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 134
Garage
r u gonna spray them or paint them with a brush? if ur gonna brush them i think u should be fine, but spraying them idk i recommend brushing them bc it looks way more professional and clean IMO..
bgcobaltss is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 288
Garage
I got the spray can, I like the spray because its easier to be coat. I'm just wondering if my paint will handle the cold and drying, I also have a protective clear coat but I heard that bubbles if its not the right temp

NDcobalt is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 09:18 PM
Forum Regular
 
bgcobaltss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 134
Garage
well i did my brake calipers in the cold outside kast year an i brushed mine on, but i dont think u will have a problem, u got a propane heater? if u have on of thoes u could set it up somewhere near the car an keep the thing warm but i didnt use any clear coat i used a single stage paint i got from my work...
bgcobaltss is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 09:34 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
Paint will just take longer to dry, at least mosquitoes won't stick to the paint.

But clear definitely needs warmer temp's or it will have a cloudy milky look.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Coby7 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 288
Garage
No propane heater, just a little space heater. How long you think it'll take to dry?

NDcobalt is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 11:26 PM
Forum Regular
 
bgcobaltss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 134
Garage
bout an hour or so, ik i did mine an let em sit for 30 min an put my wheels on an went on with my day
bgcobaltss is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 07:45 AM
Staff Alumni


 
Jmesl8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NKY
Posts: 1,316
Quote:
Originally Posted by NDcobalt View Post
So I want to paint my calipers and drums in my parents garage. Right now it hits 30-50 degrees in there. I thought it was warmer than that, but maybe I could use a hairdryer someway???
just wait till spring, save yourself a headache
Jmesl8er is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome