One of the cheaper matters that you can determine to customize your drive is to stain your brake calipers. By just spraying a little bit of color on them, you can change the look of the car and give it a sporty, performance look, for very little investment. The process of doing it isn't extremely difficult, but with anything that involves paint, proper cleaning and prep work will result in a better finish every time.
1. Lift up the front of the vehicle using the jack and secure it on jack stands. Make sure the vehicle is completely secure on the jack stands before you crawl underneath it. Remove the front wheels using the tire iron and place them to the side, out of the workspace. Make sure the vehicle has been sitting for at least 2 hours before you work on it, enough time to let the brakes cool.
2. Clean off the brake calipers by spraying them heavily with brake cleaner. This will take off any and all brake dust from the surface, as well as clean up the calipers for paint. You also want to spray the surrounding brake rotor as well, because you'll be sticking masking tape to it later, and the dust may stop it from sticking. Allow the brake cleaner to dry before proceeding.
3. Mask off the area around the brake caliper using the masking tape and paper. You want to cover the brake rotor, the surrounding suspension and most of the fenderwell, that way you won't get overspray on the rest of the vehicle. If you want to play it safe, mask off any area that's not the caliper that you don't want paint on.
4. Spray the high-temp caliper paint onto the brake caliper, first in a light coat. You want to first mist on the paint, putting down a tack coat that once dry, gives the second and third layers a better ability to stick. This means that you won't get full coverage on the first coat.
5. Apply the second and third coats, in a heavier manner than in the previous coat. Unmask the suspension and rotors once the paint is dry. Bolt on the tires using the tire iron. Place the vehicle back on the sound using the jack and jack stands.
Make sure not to run the paint, but lay it wet enough to get good coverage and look good. Hold down the nozzle and spray in short, quick bursts, moving your hand with each spray to cover the area.6.