The most common paint that can be used on a brake caliper is usually normal type's of spray paint, these can be purchased in most big name decor stores.
Caliper paint in a spray can is used to paint brake calipers when they are removed from the vehicle. There is a brush kit available to use when the calipers are still inside the vehicle.
If you want to find out about what caliper brake paint is and how is it used would be to ask your son who is taking a class on auto repair. He would be a good person to give you that answer.
A brake caliper will squeeze your brake pads in your car against the brake rotor surface allowing it to stop or slow your vehicle down. The brake caliper is clamped on the rotor.
A caliper brake is a form of brake as used on bicycles in which a pair of arms with brake pads move inwards and press on the rim of the wheel.
Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Use a "C" clamp to fully retract piston into caliper body If parking brake is used on this caliper piston is threaded and a special tool (not expensive) is required to thread piston into caliper body
The brake hose is connected to the caliper with a special hollow bolt. There are also two copper washers used, along with rings on the bolt and the parts, to seal the brake fluid in a high pressure fitting.
If it is the front brake use a "C" clamp to retract piston If it is the rear and the parking brake is used by this caliper piston is threaded and a special tool (not expensive) available at Sears or auto parts to "screw" piston into caliper body
I have used a large "C" clamp, to compress the caliper flush to the face.
Besides going to local mechanic..1 buy new breaks specifically for your vehicle get rotors while your at it.Step 1 - Identify Front Disc Brake ComponentsMost front disc brake components include: brake rotor, brake pads, brake caliper, caliper mount and brake flex hose. Brake service usual occurs between 20,000 and 40,000 miles depending on driver habits road conditions and brake pad material used.Step 2 - Remove Brake Caliper to Replace PadsLocate primary caliper mounting bolts; apply wrench pressure counter clockwise to remove the bolt, upper and lower. Make sure the bolt threads are in good shape and replace if necessary.Step 3 - Remove Front Brake CaliperAfter removing the primary caliper mounting bolts lift the brake caliper mounting lift brake caliper off of the rotor and then tie or set gently to the side, be careful of the brake caliper flex hose not to bend or kink it. Thoroughly inspect brake caliper and brake hoses for leakage and replace as needed. Next loosen the brake pads and secondary caliper mounting bolts. Notice how great protective gloves work, most technicians use them on the job today.Step 4 - Remove Brake PadsRemove brake pads, make sure if there is anti rattle hardware to transfer to the new brake pads.Step 5 - Remove Caliper MountFinish removing secondary caliper mount bolts and remove caliper mount. Note: clean and lube caliper slides and pad mounts.Step 6 - Remove Brake RotorWith the caliper mount out of the way you can now remove the brake rotor. Sometimes it can get stuck so you may need to tap it with a hammer or use an oil penetrate. Clean and inspect wheel studs, replace if any are damaged. Also clean bearing hub rotor mount surface to ensure the proper mounting of the new brake rotor. Inspect the ABS sensor wheel for cracks or damage and replace as needed.Step 7 - Depressing the Brake CaliperTo install the new brake pads you must retract the brake caliper piston. Remove the master cylinder lid to allow excess brake fluid to be released if necessary. Install C clamp tool and gently tighten clamp until caliper piston is fully depressed. Note: use old brake pad to protect the caliper piston.Step 8 - Installing New Brake RotorInstall new brake rotor, the new rotor is manufactured with a protective film over the rotor, remove protective film before installing; also after the brake job is complete you may experience a small amount of smoke from the rotor when first used. This is normal and will go away after the first couple of uses.Step 9 - Installing New Front Brake PadsReinstall the front brake caliper mount, and then install front brake pads. Make sure the pads are not too lose or too tight in the caliper mount, it must be a close fit to work properly.Step 10 - Reinstall Front Brake Caliper
The materials used in a car's braking system includes brake pads, brake caliper, and rotor. A cars brakes can be accessed by removing the tire from the car.