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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chevelle bob, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. chevelle bob
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    Starting on the brakes on my 52. what type of paint do I use on the backing plates before the shoes go on? was not sure if there was something special I should use. I know tuse white grease whre the shoes rub the plate but want some corosion control. thanks
     
  2. choptvan
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    High temp caliper paint after the backing plate has been prepped properly. instructions on the can. I do it that way often. Lasts as far as I can tell.
     
  3. Streetwerkz
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    powder coat them
     
  4. Backing plate should not get that hot, but it might be a good place for POR-15 or that sort of thing if they're old and already have a coat of surface rust.
     

  5. Zombie Hot Rod
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    I just clean them up and use the same paint that I use on the rest of the chassis. Like RNY said, your backing shouldn't be getting hot enough for the paint to bubble up, or flake off.
     
  6. I probably shouldn't say this but I have had pretty good luck with Krylon. Granted I don't build show cars and don't need anything very high tech.
     
  7. Ole don
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    Any paint is better than no paint. The important thing is, keep brake fluid off them. If you drip, wipe it clean imediately.
     
  8. Crystal Blue
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    x2 :)
     
  9. JeffreyJames
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    Only thing that sucks about normal paint on backing plates is that the brake fluid kills it after you bleed them or in the case of you having a leak. Ask me how I know....

    Chrome on the other hand hold up great to all that. :D
     
  10. chevelle bob
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    this a long way from a show car. thanks for the tips, i appreciate it.
     
  11. Fenders
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    X3 on the outside.
    On the inside where the shoes go it's just the Rustoleum red primer.
     
  12. theHIGHLANDER
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    Yep...


    Oh yeah, a simple piece of hose will end your fluid worries when you bleed. I'm always surprised by how many DON'T do that.
     
  13. 55Hydramatic
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
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    I used IMRON on all of my chassis parts, including my brake drums and it still looks like the day I sprayed it, which was 2 years ago and I drive the truck every day.
     
  14. Zombie Hot Rod
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
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    I think we've all had good luck with Krylon at one time or another, I've had even better luck with Rustolem. :)
     

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