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Paint suggestions for caliper

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Wanting to paint my front ajp caliper black to make it look like an original grimeca. Given that i always spill brake fluid when bleeding should i worry about the type of paint i use? Rattle can do ok, or should i use 2k? Im thinking high temp matt black may give the most realistic satin look, but worried it will just rub off when i spill brake fluid over it

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I would expect most rattle can paint to not deal with brake fluid well.  If I was going to do a caliper I would See about that home power coating stuff.  

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2K would be better than a can, but you may get good results with a can on something as small as a caliper 

High temp paint may be needed on a road bike, but would a trials brake get hot enough to need it ?

as for brake fluid , I think some of the modern fluids are glycol based , which is not so  harmful to paintwork as the older fluids were

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5 hours ago, djr said:

2K would be better than a can, but you may get good results with a can on something as small as a caliper 

High temp paint may be needed on a road bike, but would a trials brake get hot enough to need it ?

as for brake fluid , I think some of the modern fluids are glycol based , which is not so  harmful to paintwork as the older fluids were

I wouldn't say they get hot often but I have seen them get very hot when doing a long loop or a trial with a lot of hills so it defiantly can happen.  

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