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Old 06-26-2009, 01:35 PM
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RE: 2001 S80 T6

My Volvo shop has recommended replacing the rotors (and with them, the pads, of course) within the near future (approx. 70K). I've noted on the forum recommendations of Zimmerman and Brembo; However, my mechanic recommends the Zimmerman, but to stay away from the Brembos (for Volvos, at least). So...I'm considering the drilled out Zimmerman rotors and using OEM Volvo pads (which...again..he recommends).

My question - I'm considering at the time of replacement to paint the calipers red. Has anyone done this? recommendations for prep/cleaning the caliper...and what particular type of hi-temp paint to use ?

Thanks a lot in advance for your input....
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:39 PM
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I clean them good with brake cleaner and a brush.

On my 850 I used Engine spray paint. I think it came out better than most of the cars I have seen that used the caliper paint that you put on with a brush.
 
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I clean them good with brake cleaner and a brush.

On my 850 I used Engine spray paint. I think it came out better than most of the cars I have seen that used the caliper paint that you put on with a brush.
thanks for the input......(do you happen to have any picture(s) of your efforts on your 850?)

P.S. How long for the caliper to dry before your were able to reassemble pads and rotors?
 
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I only waited about 10 or 15 minutes.
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P.S. mine are blue. I waited till they were dry enough to touch them. I was also pressed for time.
 
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"...I only waited about 10 or 15 minutes."

Excellent..thanks so much. Pictures look beautiful....have they been durable?
 
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So far yes. It has been about 3 months or so and still look the same.

On my Mustang I used the same paint on the intake manifold and coil springs and the paint has lasted years on both things.
 
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Hey Tech Im thinking of doing the same is there any particular brand of paint because I do believe that all engine paints are not created equal thus flaking later on down the line or did you use a particular temp rated paint ?
 
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I used the Duplicolor paint from advanced auto parts.
 
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