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Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit

Part No. BCP400 Warranty Details  
Customizing brake calipers has never been easier. Dupli-Color Caliper Paint is a durable, protective coating resistant to chipping, brake dust, and automotive chemicals. Formulated with Ceramic resins, this high gloss coating resists temperatures up to 500° F. Caliper Paint is available in an aerosol can for applying to brake calipers when removed from your vehicle. Product Features: Features EZ Touch, Conical Nozzle, Ceramic Resins Resist Heat Up To 500° F, Fast Drying Durable Finish, Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour, Resistant To Chipping, Chemicals, And Brake Dust, For Use On Brake Calipers, Rotors, And Drums
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Applicator Type:Brush
Color:Red
Compatible Surfaces:Metal
Contains Rust Inhibitors:No
Dry Time To Touch:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour H
Formulation:Enamel
Heat Rating:500 deg F
Primary Use:Brake Components
Sheen Level:Gloss
Sound Deadening:No
Splatter Finish:No
Textured Finish:No

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DuplicolorCaliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Can withstand use (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Home garage (9)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding results overall

After painting the calipers on my last 5-6 cars using hi-temp spray paint (and never really being satisfied), I decided to try something different this time and use the Duplicolor Brush kit....Read complete review

After painting the calipers on my last 5-6 cars using hi-temp spray paint (and never really being satisfied), I decided to try something different this time and use the Duplicolor Brush kit. The question I'm asking myself now is "Why did I wait so long to switch?"

Before I get into the positives, I have to warn potential buyers...the brush included in the kit is WORTHLESS. After literally the first brush stroke I had to pick 6 brush hairs out of the paint. The 2nd stroke left 4 more. Fortunately I had other brushes from a previous project. So if necessary, stop by a craft-hobby store and purchase a pack of small brushes.

Admittedly I was a bit apprehensive during the first coat (I did 4 coats overall). Even after switching to a good brush, the paint applies very thin and "streaky". Regret began to seep in quickly as I was fearful that I would have ugly paint-lines when finished. However as the paint dried, it "self leveled" and smoothed out. After 3 coats, I had a very nice smooth, glossy finish, with no bare caliper metal showing through. As a precaution and for the sake of durability, I added a 4th coat. When complete, the final results almost resemble what you would get from powder-coating...a very consistent, high-gloss, glass smooth finish. As an additional feature, I purchased a set of Brembo Decals (off a well known online auction site) and applied those to the calipers. I am VERY pleased with the final results (especially considering the price of Duplicolor compared to powder-coating) and have gotten numerous compliments over the past couple of months.

Regarding longevity and durability, again it's only been 2 months, but thus far the gloss and shine remain strong with no degradation. Brake dust washes right off (unlike spray painted calipers which trapped the dust in the rough textured finish and required scrubbing to remove).

Some application notes to consider:
- The paint dries relatively quickly. On 75 deg. evening in the shade of my garage, drying time was about 18-20 min.
- I recommend that if possible, put the car on jackstands at all 4 corners and have all 4 calipers "pre-prepped" (Meaning, remove all 4 tires, thoroughly clean and tape off all 4 calipers/rotors). Once the painting begins, this will permit you to rotate from caliper to caliper quickly, and prevent your brush from drying/hardening while you prep the next caliper. This also helps expedite the overall process. By the time you complete the 4th caliper, the 1st one is completely dry and immediately ready for the next coat. No need to sit by idly wasting time. If it's not possible to do all 4 corners, then at least have 2 calipers prepped, and bounce back and forth between them, having to wait only a few minutes for drying time.

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Paint looks great, but brush fell apart

Great value--I did my car's calipers with just one kit, and half can left over. Paint color vibrant, and looks durable, as I did 4 coats. I was aggravated though when...Read complete review

Great value--I did my car's calipers with just one kit, and half can left over. Paint color vibrant, and looks durable, as I did 4 coats. I was aggravated though when I had all 4 wheels up, and the brush fell apart on my 3rd coat. Of course, I didn't have any extra hobby brushes at home, so had to walk 2 miles to get. Aggravating as heck that they don't supply a better brush or two....right off the bat I had to pick loose hairs out of the paint. So, my thoughts, great kit...did the job good, but pick up an extra quality brush!!

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5.0

Awesome

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from Cape Coral, Florida

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Custom use

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(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

garbage!

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from tampa

About Me Auto Enthusiast

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Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Brush is garbage
  • Cheap Appearance
  • Difficult To Use
  • Paint Is Too Thick

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    Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

    the entire kit is garbage! perhaps i have a bad batch of paint but it is way to thick to achieve a smooth clean natural look. after painting 2 calipers I decieded to hose em down with brake cleaner to get as much off as possible. tomorrow once dry i get to wire brush these yet again. complete garbage!

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    (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Brush is terrible but paint looks great

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    from Orlando, FL

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage

    Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

    Like everyone else said, the brush is terrible. I was able to finish the job with the supplied brush but it seemed like every stroke left a hair in the paint. I recommend getting a higher quality brush just to avoid aggravation. I did 3-4 coats on each caliper with 5min dry time between each coat and got great results. This is the type of paint you can apply heavy and not have to worry too much about runs. In my opinion, the heavier the coat, the better - this will allow you to use fewer coats.

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    (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    worth the money

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    from PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

        It made the brake calipers look great, pay attention to instructions as recoat time is 1 hour OR 5 days. If you don't follow this it states the paint may lift/peel. Pick up a decent paint brush as the one supplied starts falling apart, leaving bristols in the paint. Paint goes on easily and dries quickly. I used paint thinner to clean up brushes and any mess. This is the second set I have done and can say that it holds up well over time as it was approximately 16 monthes since the first paint job and they still look excellant.

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        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great caliper kit

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        from Columbus oh

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

            This product is awesome only bad thing I can say is brush that comes with the kit is not high quality I used a art craft brush worked great. Paint has a bright red finish looks really good on my car.

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            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great paint for calipers

            By 

            from Trenton NJ

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Brush Makes A Differance, I~'~~m An Artist - It Helped

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Follow Direction In Box
            • Get A Better Brush Though
            • I Did All 4 Calipers
            • I Put On 4 Coats-
            • Nice Color Depth
            • Quarter Of Paint Left
            • Recoat In Time Stated
            • Worked Fantastic-

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage

              Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

              Use as directed!!! paint 2nd coat in 15 min- its laquer paint so it drys quickly- a good brush will produce a better result - clean wheels very well first with cleaner as indicated. I had 1/4 can of paint left over after 4 coats on 4 calipers- Jag - very large calipers on front, normal size on rear, actually better results than I expected

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              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly what I needed

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              from PA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Garage

                Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

                It's easy to use and the color is great!

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                (12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Outstanding results overall

                By 

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Weekend Wrencher

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Beautiful Finish
                • Bright colors
                • Can Withstand Use
                • Durable

                Cons

                • Included Brush
                • Time Consuming

                Best Uses

                • Home Garage

                Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

                After painting the calipers on my last 5-6 cars using hi-temp spray paint (and never really being satisfied), I decided to try something different this time and use the Duplicolor Brush kit. The question I'm asking myself now is "Why did I wait so long to switch?"

                Before I get into the positives, I have to warn potential buyers...the brush included in the kit is WORTHLESS. After literally the first brush stroke I had to pick 6 brush hairs out of the paint. The 2nd stroke left 4 more. Fortunately I had other brushes from a previous project. So if necessary, stop by a craft-hobby store and purchase a pack of small brushes.

                Admittedly I was a bit apprehensive during the first coat (I did 4 coats overall). Even after switching to a good brush, the paint applies very thin and "streaky". Regret began to seep in quickly as I was fearful that I would have ugly paint-lines when finished. However as the paint dried, it "self leveled" and smoothed out. After 3 coats, I had a very nice smooth, glossy finish, with no bare caliper metal showing through. As a precaution and for the sake of durability, I added a 4th coat. When complete, the final results almost resemble what you would get from powder-coating...a very consistent, high-gloss, glass smooth finish. As an additional feature, I purchased a set of Brembo Decals (off a well known online auction site) and applied those to the calipers. I am VERY pleased with the final results (especially considering the price of Duplicolor compared to powder-coating) and have gotten numerous compliments over the past couple of months.

                Regarding longevity and durability, again it's only been 2 months, but thus far the gloss and shine remain strong with no degradation. Brake dust washes right off (unlike spray painted calipers which trapped the dust in the rough textured finish and required scrubbing to remove).

                Some application notes to consider:
                - The paint dries relatively quickly. On 75 deg. evening in the shade of my garage, drying time was about 18-20 min.
                - I recommend that if possible, put the car on jackstands at all 4 corners and have all 4 calipers "pre-prepped" (Meaning, remove all 4 tires, thoroughly clean and tape off all 4 calipers/rotors). Once the painting begins, this will permit you to rotate from caliper to caliper quickly, and prevent your brush from drying/hardening while you prep the next caliper. This also helps expedite the overall process. By the time you complete the 4th caliper, the 1st one is completely dry and immediately ready for the next coat. No need to sit by idly wasting time. If it's not possible to do all 4 corners, then at least have 2 calipers prepped, and bounce back and forth between them, having to wait only a few minutes for drying time.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By 

                from Ohio

                About Me Casual Driver

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

                    Looks great when finished. Enhanced car appearance.

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                    (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Product!!

                    By 

                    from Cleveland, Ohio

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Prep work

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Garage

                    Comments about Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit:

                    This product was very easy to use it came with everything needed to get the job done! I purchased additional brushes and tape, I later foundout......I did need additional tape but the 1 brush provided was sufficient......the other one's went back to the store! For best results, I would suggest take your time taping around caliper/rotor. I put about 5 coats on each rotor and still had a lot of paint let.

                    After the 3rd coat, the caliper "popped", the red is very bright does not hold the dust from road like an can spray would.

                    I'll stop here - I would recommend this!!!

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                    • Q:

                      Is this the aerosol kit or the paint with the brush kit. The picture show paint with brush but description shows aerosol?

                      Thanks,
                      Asked on 8/5/2013 by Novice

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry for the confusion caused. This Duplicolor Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit - part# BCP400 is a durable protective coating resistant to chipping, brake dust, and automotive chemicals. Formulated with ceramic resins, this high gloss coating resists temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Caliper paint is available in an aerosol can for applying to brake calipers when removed from your vehicle, and also in a brush-on kit for applying when your brake calipers are not removed from your vehicle. The Dupli-Color caliper paint kit includes; caliper paint pint, caliper aerosol cleaner, stir stick, paint brush, masking tape, and a easy to use step-by-step instruction booklet. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/5/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      i need it in yelllow, can i order it in that color?
                      Asked on 5/5/2013 by Bo from Macedon, NY

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry, this Duplicolor Brake Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit (Part# BCP400) does not come in Yellow color. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 5/5/2013 by Max from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this come in Silver
                      Asked on 8/6/2012 by Neildo from Arkansas

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Sorry, this Duplicolor Brake Caliper Kit, Red, 8 oz. Half-Pint/Aerosol Kit (Part# BCP400) does not come in silver color. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 8/6/2012 by Rick from AAP
                    • Q:

                      how long does it take to dry? i dont have four jacks so i would have to put my wheels back on to do the other side. any problems?
                      Asked on 8/14/2011 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

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                        A:

                        It dries in 1 hour and can be handled in 2 hours. So, there will not be issues on putting the wheels back on to the other side for just 2 hours.

                        Answered on 8/15/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                      • A:

                        2 hours minimum, but you should not drive the vehicle for at least 24 hours.

                        Answered on 3/20/2014 by morrie from Birmingham, Al
                    • Q:

                      How hard is it to mask n paint it?? Like can anyone with common sense do it or is it a lil tricky?
                      Asked on 7/30/2010 by Cayennez1 from Fredericksburg, VA

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes it is pretty easy to paint calipers.

                        Answered on 7/30/2010 by kevin from AAP
                    • Q:

                      can i do 2 calipers and 2 drums with this
                      Asked on 5/28/2010 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

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                        A:

                        On the box it states that this kit will clean and paint four calipers.

                        Answered on 6/2/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                      • A:

                        Nope. I ran out after 3 calipers; you will need another kit. The results however are awesome. Very professional, and holds dust off very well.

                        Answered on 6/18/2010 by Jay from Alabama
                    • Q:

                      can i get this kit in black?
                      Asked on 4/29/2010 by Ryan from Ma

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        We do not have it currently listed online. I recommend checking your local store to see if they have it in black.

                        Answered on 4/29/2010 by Mike from AAP
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