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Painting drums and calipers
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What was the original color of the 1972 drums and calipers? What paint do you recommend???

Brian Kulis
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blkulis;163396 Wrote:What was the original color of the 1972 drums and calipers? What paint do you recommend???

I think they were left natural, but I am unsure. I use Cast Blast on mine. Also known as cast coat or other names that duplicate a raw casting color.


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kcmash;163413 Wrote:
blkulis;163396 Wrote:What was the original color of the 1972 drums and calipers? What paint do you recommend???

I think they were left natural, but I am unsure. I use Cast Blast on mine. Also known as cast coat or other names that duplicate a raw casting color.

Thank you!

Brian Kulis
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I also think it was natural. I however painted mine black. Looks great on the red/black paint job and M500s
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My factory caliper are not painted. My replacement rear drums were painted black before install. I do not think the factory painted them.
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I was wondering if anyone every just used a High temp clear? I will have new drums, rotors, and calipers and thought there must be a clear out there. Eastwook makes Diamond clear but its only to 300 deg. Anyone know what kind of temps these things reach?
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#7
+1 the cast paint. I have painted all 4 rotors and all 4 calipers in the natural cast color so as to not attract the eye away from the chrome cragers.
High recommended.

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Jim
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jeremycfr;163499 Wrote:I also think it was natural. I however painted mine black. Looks great on the red/black paint job and M500s

I agree, really looks good on your car. I have a 72 Convert, with colors similiar to yours, at least they used to be before my sister left the car out in the rain for 5 years with the top down! She was kind enough to give the car to me to restore.

Brian Kulis
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#9
I just painted mine with bright red caliper paint from advance auto for looks. Quite the opposite of those above, I plan to have these flashing thru the chrome cragars once I get it rolling again.

Obviously this is not stock, I believe that unpainted is stock, but I like the idea of making these look new for my restore.

Its up to you. I'd recommend 500deg + paint.

Jay


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Justin71;164642 Wrote:I just painted mine with bright red caliper paint from advance auto for looks. Quite the opposite of those above, I plan to have these flashing thru the chrome cragars once I get it rolling again.

Obviously this is not stock, I believe that unpainted is stock, but I like the idea of making these look new for my restore.

Its up to you. I'd recommend 500deg + paint.

Jay
Sweet!

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