How to Paint Front Calipers And Drums for Ford Focus

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This post I want to share the guide on how to paint front calipers and drums for Ford Focus.Hope it helps!

 

Note:I would suggest against white because of brake dust and it’s little ricy on tiny stock brakes in my opinion. Go for black or gray. That’s what I would do if I were to do it over again.

 

What You Need?

19mm socket with breaker bar

Jack & Pair of Jack Stands

Screw Driver

Rough Sand Paper

Water & Brush (or rag)

High Temp Paint

Newspapers & Masking Tape

 

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Optional:

Torque Wrench

Rubbing Alcohol/Brake Cleaner

Gloves

Fine Sand Paper

Glass that’s half full or half empty but with whiskey in it

Bucket for water

 

 

Procedures:

Use screw driver to pop hub caps of.
Use 19mm socket to loosen lug nuts.
Jack your car up and place jack stands under!

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Sand those calipers real good. Keep doing it until it’s real smooth and no loose rust or anything that might seem to affect finish negatively.

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Now wash it up real good with warm water.

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Optional: Clean it up with break cleaner or even rubbing alcohol. I’ve used white paper towel to dry it off so that I can see if anymore rust/dust/dirt coming off. Keep doing this until towel stays clean.

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Mask it of real good.

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Spray Paint it. I did three light coats and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes between each coat (this is where that glass of whiskey comes in handy).

Note: I’ve used Rustoleum High Heat Paint. Very satisfied with finish, but I suppose it’s not proper paint for this application. Painted both calipers and drums with one can and have left over.

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Take that masking off.. At this point there are two things that can happen:

You like the result, bravo;

You hate it (this is where you’d want those whiskey left overs you’ve been sipping on);

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Painted my drums as well. Basically same steps, but expect more sanding and less masking. Took me probably two hours all together.

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