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Unread 10-03-2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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doing my breaks

i was reduging my drum breaks today and a whole bunch of crap happened so i decided to wait till tomorrow..while i was driving home i had an idea could i paint my outside of my drums..like use a scratch pad and get them clean then sand and paint or would it be a dumb idea?

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Unread 10-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #2
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has anyone tried this before
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Unread 10-03-2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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Why would you do this?
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Unread 10-03-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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dont no...i guess cauz i can. im just talking about painting the outside of them or would the paint disapear and chip as they got hoter
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Unread 10-03-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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anyone else no if this would be a ok idea..its also kinda bothering me cauz my drums are a bit rusty well they look fine but the outside is a rusty color and i can see them with the wheel on
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Unread 10-03-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
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The theory behind it is sound.

Having said that, IF you paint them, use a paint that is designed for high heat applications, specifically brake parts. I know Wal-Mart sell brake caliper paints, I see no reason they shouldn't work here. Or Grill paint for that matter.

Now, back to the logistics. Can you? Yes, always. As me & my buddies like to say, there isn't anything we won't f*** up.

Should you? I see no reason why it would interfere with normal operations, as long as you only painted the outside, which I am sure you already knew.

If you ask me, I would reseach the paint and try it. I see no difference in painting the outer housing of the drum than I do painting the axle housing or the frame.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 03:24 PM   #7
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Brakes....not breaks. And yes, it's fine to paint them. Use a high temp engine paint....or bbq grill paint works too.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 03:47 PM   #8
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It might be best to use a small sand-blaster to get the drums clean of any rust or scale first.

Most of the "HighTemp" paints require a bake-in time - easily done with your kitchen oven. 350° to 400° would be about right.

I bought some silver/chrome VHT (Very High Temperature) paint that I used on a set of headers. It held up fairly well.
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I used plain old Rustoleum and it holds up just fine. It's been two or three years and no chipping or flaking. Looks pretty good too...
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it's like painting a starter...sure you can paint it but why waste the time?
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Unread 10-03-2006, 10:29 PM   #11
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I painted mine

You should have no problem. I used rustolem and used a brush to apply the paint. I also used a wire wheel to get the rust off. I use this method on my frame also. It is much easier to get the mud off if the surface is painted.
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