Painting Brake Calipers Quiz
by Staff
Painting your brake calipers a different color can really jazz up your car. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to painting brake calipers? Take this quiz and find out!

Paint on calipers needs to be able to withstand:

  • High temperatures
  • High winds
  • All of the above

Is it possible to paint calipers while they are still attached to brake discs?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Only on some vehicles

What is the "hard-core" method for painting brake calipers?

  • Removing the calipers from the vehicle
  • Painting the calipers while they are attached to the vehicle
  • Painting the calipers while the vehicle is moving

If you are removing calipers, you will need:

  • A way to suspend the calipers without putting stress on the brake line
  • A ratchet to remove the brake calipers
  • A way to drain the brakes
  • All of the above

What is a good product for removing paint spills?

  • Acetone (nail polish remover)
  • Gasoline
  • Dish detergent

How long do you need to wait before driving your car after painting the calipers?

  • 24 hours
  • 6 hours
  • 2 hours

What is a good tool for removing debris from calipers?

  • A wire brush
  • A leaf blower
  • A feather duster
  • None of the above

How many coats should you plan on applying when painting your calipers?

  • One
  • No more than two
  • Several

How long should you let the first coat of paint dry?

  • 15-20 minutes
  • 1 hours
  • 24 hours

Aside form the number of coats you apply, what affects drying time?

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • All of the above