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RE: To paint, or NOT to paint

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Subject: RE: To paint, or NOT to paint
From: Scott Hall <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 11:34:11 -0400
I think if you're going to coat them at all, powdercoat them.  brake fluid 
(and you'll get some on there) will peel the paint off, which looks bad 
(don't ask).  the fluid also keeps rust away, at least from the covered 
parts.  powdercoating, though, stands up to brake fluid and looks good to 
boot.  white lets off more heat, but I doubt the color will make a 
noticeable difference.  do whatever color you like best.  mine are blue. 
 the calipers on the others are natural, and the coated ones do look 
better, if you like that sort of thing.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent:   Saturday, October 23, 1999 3:30 PM
Subject:        To paint, or NOT to paint

I know this will bring out the zealots from all camps...but, what is the
opinion of whether or not to paint brake calipers?
And if the opinion is for paint, should it be black or white?

My first thought are to leave them natural as that will probably allow the
most heat transfer to the air, but they will probably end up rusty and is
that better or worse?

Never a black or white decision...
         Nick of Nor Cal

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