Caliper paint?

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Caliper paint?

Post by jafo28 » January 10th, 2014, 6:28 am

I was in Autozone the other night and noticed the caliper paint they have is rated to 900º. I'm wondering if anyone has used this before? Obviously this would be fine for the CC, but how do you think it would work for the firebox? I'd like to do something different than the standard black hi-heat. Any thoughts?



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Caliper paint?

Post by SmokinFF » January 10th, 2014, 7:08 am

I'd say try it. If it burns off then we won't use it. :beer:


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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » January 10th, 2014, 7:36 am

I agree with SFF, try it.


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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by jafo28 » January 10th, 2014, 8:20 am

Ok, looks like i'll be the guinea pig. :-bd



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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Puff » January 10th, 2014, 10:10 am

Jafo28....I'll guinea pig along with you. My smoker, FB and trailer are all ready for paint. I'm spraying it all with my HVLP gun but that can't happen now until a few warm days pop up....probably April. I'll spray the FB and light a few test fires and we might exchange a few results

Would love to do the FB in flames, like some of the motorcycle tanks


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Post by jafo28 » January 10th, 2014, 12:43 pm

Looking forward to the results Puff, and I hear ya about the temp, at least tomorrow should be fairly warm although rainy.



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Caliper paint?

Post by The Czar » January 10th, 2014, 8:52 pm

Way to go Smokin FF.....


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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Puff » January 10th, 2014, 9:28 pm

I was hoping that the weekend would be dry. It is supposed to be near 60 from -3 a few days ago but they say on TV now that there is supposed to be torrential rain all day. That only means greater and longer delays for me but I picked up a can of red and a can of the blue. The high heat Rustoleum is about $3.00 less per can but if it actually works even just on the tank section, it would allow for some different paint schemes instead of just all black. Heck, I'll spray them both at the same time and make it purple!


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 11th, 2014, 11:14 am

Go for it Puff, I see your chomping at the bit. It will dry up some day. lol


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Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » January 11th, 2014, 7:01 pm

Spray now and it might be dry by April


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Post by noXcuse » January 11th, 2014, 8:56 pm

I can tell you my experience with that caliper paint. I bought my current daily driver 13 years ago, this April. I was 19 years old, and just had to have red calipers on all four corners. Well, it's still there and as glossy as the day I sprayed it on. It's definitely some good stuff. And when I was in my younger days, those brakes got stepped on pretty hard. I'm actually glad you mentioned that stuff. I might spray my next smoker with it.

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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Puff » January 11th, 2014, 11:27 pm

Funny you say that. About the exact same time my son had a honda civic and despite my pleading to keep it stock and enjoy new reliable transportation, among other things, we sprayed the rear hubs with red caliper paint . In my wood pile, the log we used to rest it on, is STILL there with red spray on the end...


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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by vizion » January 12th, 2014, 4:13 pm

just had twice as much activator... I will dry up no matter how wet it is outside.... lol


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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Mankussm » November 29th, 2014, 12:36 pm

any update on this?....



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Post by cyberstrategist » June 8th, 2016, 8:57 am

Any update on how this worked?


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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » June 22nd, 2018, 7:08 am

The UDS guys are having luck with it.
Granted,they rarely go over 350°,but they use it with very good results.
Of course, your firebox won't be able to handle it.
Maybe try using VHT high temp primer.
It's rated "up to" 2,000°.
But yes,any engine, caliper or header paint would work.
The bitch about it... it's rattle cans.
However, you MIGHT be able to use the high temp primer,then use almost any type of paint in any color you want.
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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Stewart » June 22nd, 2018, 7:26 am

I would think the paint would be ok on a gf since it's insulated. Cc would be ok too on any offset. But the temps from the FB would warp that paint in a couple burns. I don't think the high temp primer would stop it from flaking. I'm interested tho to see how this works for you guys. Ghost flames on a smoker would look pretty knarly.



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Re: Caliper paint?

Post by Rodcrafter » June 22nd, 2018, 7:50 am

You guys need to know this is a very old thread some people on it have stopped participating on the forum.

I do agree that most any auto paint works on an insulated cabinet, or UDS. But offset that isn’t insulated will burn all the paint off I’ve tried.


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