How to Paint Brake Calipers Fast and Easy

  • Published on Sep 20, 2014
  • Paint your brake calipers to keep them looking good and rust free. This video will give you the outline of what you would need to do to paint your own brake calipers. I go over the tools and supplies you will need, the different steps it will take to get a good finish and you can see what the results look like.
    Here is the spray paint I used (It comes in other colors too):
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    How to bleed/flush your Brakes:
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  • ted spender
    ted spender Hour ago

    Hey Man! You did a great job,but you got to get brake cleaner and clean those grease prints off your new rotor😜

  • L
    L 3 hours ago

    When you paint shit, you get painted shit.

  • Jac
    Jac 7 hours ago

    how can i plug the brake lines if i want to remove the caliper from the car?

  • fins59
    fins59 3 days ago

    I think you sprayed over your brake bleed valve!

  • slooob23
    slooob23 4 days ago

    Dude! You've got to get the color to HP increase correct!
    Black = -2hp
    Silver = +2hp
    Blue = +3hp
    Yellow = +10hp
    Red = +400hp

  • Noé Vasquez
    Noé Vasquez 6 days ago +1

    Just a note for people, a particle mask isn't going to protect your lungs from fumes and gasses. But great for the rust dust.
    If your sensitive to chemicals like cleaners or paints.

  • Dolphin Bluesong
    Dolphin Bluesong 8 days ago

    Dude two words for you. Dremel tool for prepping.

  • Irish RedBone
    Irish RedBone 11 days ago

    ZEN Watching = Bob Ross, ChrisFix, Food Wishes Chef John; Thanks to All of them 👍 👍 👍

  • Shane C
    Shane C 13 days ago

    If you want a top notch rust removal, try electrolysis with an electrode, laundry soda, water, steel wire, and battery charger

    • Shane C
      Shane C Day ago

      Diy_Automotive you would isolate the metal services with a waxy material or plastic

    • Diy_Automotive
      Diy_Automotive 6 days ago

      That would work well for the caliper bracket, but I wouldnt submerge the caliper its self.

  • Narxist
    Narxist 14 days ago

    Has anyone used a drill with wire wheel and Dremel tool to speed up the sanding process?

  • neosrt10
    neosrt10 15 days ago

    This is neither fast nor easy...

    JEWISH COMMUNISM 17 days ago

    Next video.... how to ride a bicycle.

  • Γιάννης Σκανδύλας

    Off topic. Is there posible to intall ABS brakes to a car that has none? Can you make a video about it, if it is posible? Thank you, keep up the great content!

    • Diy_Automotive
      Diy_Automotive 6 days ago

      Unless there is some kind of crazy aftermarket setup out there it would be difficult to adapt a modern abs system off of a vehicle on to an older one. The time and cost would out weigh the benefits compared to just doing a complete system overhaul with better components.

  • dach829
    dach829 17 days ago

    Can you buy these pre painted

  • siber
    siber 17 days ago

    Снял бы суппорт,отпескоструил,грунтанул и покрасил-вот тогда было бы дело!

  • Radek Nemesis
    Radek Nemesis 18 days ago

    I have black but my discs are ventilated so my car stops in 1 sec, even from 100+ km/h.


  • capitalismforme
    capitalismforme 18 days ago

    Using a wire brush attachment on a Dremel tool is much much easier than this.

  • Pwrmic
    Pwrmic 19 days ago

    Pro Tip: brake parts cleaner, dry, then 4 coats of paint. Done

  • Kyle Rockefeller
    Kyle Rockefeller 22 days ago

    Brakleen is the absolute worst thing to use for prepping metal for paint...especially something porous like cast. Leaves a nasty residue and the paint isn't going to have proper adhesion. Use mineral spirits(or similar), rubbing alcohol or even carb and choke cleaner, but definitely not Brakleen...

  • restituto rebucas
    restituto rebucas 23 days ago

    use dremmel dude.

  • Stelios Tesera Dekatria
    Stelios Tesera Dekatria 24 days ago +2

    Doing this while everything is still assembled and the line is attached yet.... is just ridiculous..... If someone's gonna go through the trouble, they may as well completely dismantle all 4, use a booth to media blast them all and truly get the surface prepped properly and entirely - before painting them thoroughly.

    • Palin Van
      Palin Van 18 hours ago

      That would probably be faster and would give you a good reason to flush your brake lines also.

  • CorneliusTV
    CorneliusTV 24 days ago

    Can u put a gloss after the paint to give the color a better shine ?

    • EDG
      EDG 23 days ago

      I would not, it would reduce the calipers ability to dissipate heat unless it's thermal paint (not high temp)

  • Cliff Deane
    Cliff Deane 25 days ago +1

    Have you considered removing the rubber and submerging the caliper in a product called DEOX. 24 hours in DEOX and NO RUST. It comes as a powder and is mixed with water at a ratio of 19 (water) to 1 (DEOX). I use it for any rusted metal. It is also harmless to skin and ground.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  24 days ago +1

      I’ll check that out

  • Ivan Garcia
    Ivan Garcia 25 days ago

    You prob should have put primer on it before painting it

  • Vandaag
    Vandaag 25 days ago

    @ChrisFix your older videos like this one are honestly way better than your new ones, reason is simple, you talked straight to the point earlier, get back to this style please, short and straight videos were best

  • Jamie B
    Jamie B 25 days ago

    Why paint black when you can do red or yellow

  • Jerry w. Archer Jr.
    Jerry w. Archer Jr. 26 days ago

    You might wanna just stop being cheap and buy some new calipers.

  • Tired Old Man
    Tired Old Man 27 days ago

    Needle Scaler and Chassis Saver.... Nuff Said.....

  • DangerRanger94
    DangerRanger94 28 days ago

    I hate when people call trucks cars!!!

  • Alex Alejandre
    Alex Alejandre 29 days ago

    I did yellow on mine... But I didn’t remove my brakes like that I just took the tire off. Made sure it was was high heat ceramic paint also

  • Sam Saasen
    Sam Saasen 29 days ago

    Next up: how to paint your rotors!

  • Boltie
    Boltie Month ago

    Chris sounds way happier nowadays.

  • jim ondras
    jim ondras Month ago

    well theres 7 minutes of my life i wish i had back to use on something more useful in life in stead of watching this dumb ass

  • coffeefish
    coffeefish Month ago

    What the heck?

  • Amber Holloway
    Amber Holloway Month ago

    Do tht paint come in color

  • Justin Weekes
    Justin Weekes Month ago

    Honestly I would have bought reman calipers with carriers and then painted them. But I still would have separated them from the carriers

  • Jim Piechowski
    Jim Piechowski Month ago

    Ale sure you use high temp engine paint

  • r2dxhate
    r2dxhate Month ago

    Dang, you need a wire wheel.

  • Preston Thugman
    Preston Thugman Month ago

    Um. What the f.... You only cleaned it. It barely looks different. Did you paint it back rust color? 😑

  • TheSootpig
    TheSootpig Month ago

    That looks as rough as a tramps armpit. Do it properly or not at all

  • performance zone
    performance zone Month ago

    After lot of work seems very ugly!

  • Kevin Sarsons
    Kevin Sarsons Month ago

    That's the priming done when do you paint them??

  • Carl Bennett
    Carl Bennett Month ago

    Or you could just paint the calipers

    • Preston Thugman
      Preston Thugman Month ago

      And actually, isn't that what he's doing? Spray painting,? But he's just cleaning it first? And putting high temperature paint on it? Hmmm. Same things ng.

    • Preston Thugman
      Preston Thugman Month ago

      Really. How? Will that work without flaming? With spray paint, regular spray paint?

  • Xeonerable
    Xeonerable Month ago +1

    Are the calipers removed without having to do anything with the brake fluid system?

    • Diy_Automotive
      Diy_Automotive 6 days ago

      @Xeonerable he just removed the calipers with lines still attached. No need to bleed brakes and no brake fluid mess.

    • Xeonerable
      Xeonerable Month ago

      @Patagualian Mostly Yes and he went from "lets take this off" and POOF they are off! I watched his video on changing calipers but he bleeds the system in that. So I was wondering if you take them off like he does in this if they are simply put back out without worry and having to mess with the fluid. I haven't messed with brakes before which is why I was asking. I want to try this but I'd rather not mess with the fluid system if I can.

    • Patagualian Mostly
      Patagualian Mostly Month ago

      Did you actually watch the video?

  • Sam Matt
    Sam Matt Month ago

    Half ass job...

  • Jimmy V.
    Jimmy V. Month ago +2

    Chris is all about details... changing your gloves before cleaning the brakes who does that ? Like it's awesome hahaha

  • Cameron Bell
    Cameron Bell Month ago

    Anyone else notice theres nonpads in the caliper from the very beginning of the video haha just caught my eye

  • Joe Sanders
    Joe Sanders Month ago

    You don't sound too enthusiastic

  • Mike
    Mike Month ago +3

    ohhhhhh, i thought it said "How to Paint Brake Discs Fast and Easy" so i instantly checked if it was 1st april vid, then i was like tf

  • qwertykevin1
    qwertykevin1 Month ago +3

    Might as well spray the rotors to match. Looks really good on mine

  • Tom Perkins
    Tom Perkins Month ago +2

    5.5 million subscribers. Chris, I hope you quit your day job...or is this your day job? (-:

  • Dave The Biker
    Dave The Biker Month ago +3

    Hiya Chris, love how you speed up the boring parts of the job ( prep ) If only life was like that! I would have loads of time on my hands but I suppose I would soon get bored.

  • busara 45 theVillain
    busara 45 theVillain Month ago +2

    Red is too cliche. Thinking about a monster green for shits and giggles.

  • Russ
    Russ Month ago +1


  • Taylor Brost
    Taylor Brost Month ago +29

    You did all that work and didn't paint them red?

    • Absoloot Disastr
      Absoloot Disastr 9 days ago

      @Typical Auto Guy but red adds 35 whp per brake ;)

    • Typical Auto Guy
      Typical Auto Guy 26 days ago

      Taylor Brost he said he wants to prevent rust, he doesn’t care about how it looks. Your case might be different, maybe you do care about how it looks, in that case you can use whatever color you want.

  • Oscar Nash
    Oscar Nash Month ago

    Dude love the vids but that paint looks like shit! Lol but it does look way better than what it was...

  • alister kellen
    alister kellen Month ago

    That calipper is a strong drinker because mine just pass out after it had a bit alcohol..

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Month ago

    Fast and easy only on fast forward

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Month ago +1

    Will you come sand my calipers

  • Burton Fields
    Burton Fields Month ago +1

    After the "prepping" there was still a lot of rust when paint was going on. Guess that's fine if you enjoy paint falling off your finished product. Only way is to use chem dip and a sand blasting cabinet. Cheers!