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I just bought some break caliper paint for my 850 wagon. Has anyone here painted the calipers on their 850? I really dont know much about the break system so i have a few questions. First, how do i remove the pin that goes across the side of the front caliper? I dont want to paint over or around it. Second, It also says to cover the bleeder screw, where is this located? Thanks fo the help.
 

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Volvospeed.com Bay13 you'll find instructions for changing rotors that you can use to paint the calipers. Very easy to read and use. Good Luck and if you can, I would suggest adding a high temp clearcoat. Engine paint clearcoat works good.
 

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I recently painted my calipers, easy as pie! The paint I used was a 2-part epoxy base and is holding up very well. It was ~$60.00 at the local (import) car place. It took 3 hours to do, including the brass-brush cleaning of everything. I DID NOT remove the calipers for painting. I was simply careful and using a small detail brush in the difficult areas. I put the car on 4 jack stands and did it all in about 3 hours. The paint only takes 2 hrs to dry but the paint should sit for 24 hrs to cure before heating the calipers up. (The heat softens the paint and causes road grime to stick in the paint before full cure.) I removed the rattle clip but did paint it while off of the car. You can leave it on however it will be sorta glued in place for the next brake job. It may result in extra labor and/ or peeling of the paint upon removal. Just use common sense and good judgment before doing ANYTHING to your brakes.


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