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Caliper Painting Defeats Crazy Asian Father! *09/01/06*

So... I told my dad that I'm going to paint my calipers.

Today, he told me he had to talk to me, all serious and stuff.

He began to tell me how he talked to a Toyota dealership guy, and that I shouldn't be doing anything to the brakes. He said when I paint it, some of it will get between the caliper and pad and cause bad stuff to happen. He said that just because other people are doing it, that doesn't mean that it didn't make the brakes fail since those people would not say that it happened. He offered to pay for brake calipers that come painted... I told him they were around $1500 just for the fronts. I would not make him pay for it anyways, we are not well-off.

I told him that I could take out the whole assembly and paint it, let it dry before putting it back on. He said that it'll heat up and the paint will leak and do damage or cause the brakes to fail. I told him the paint is resistant to high temperatures. He said "well, that's just what they say."

He was getting mad... started bringing up shit that I did before that were stupid and everything would have been ok if I listened to him. I said I'll find someone to do it "professionally" but he just kept on going.

So.... yea. Now I have to find somewhere that does them. Or something. This is frustrating.


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My father is the same why, he told me I couldnt get a CAI because when he drove my car he didnt realize he was doing 118 untill the shutoff came on. Except he isnt asian, but crazy none the less.

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maybe show him a printout or show him how it's made for it, not just some guy said it would work.

my dad was a mechanic, and he hated me doing stuff to my cars.

he always say "do you think you're smarter than the engineers that designed it?" and I would answer "yes", and run...lol

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Sorry to hear about that...

You could always ask him what happens to the rust that forms on the rotors. Even if you got a little on there the first hard stop and it'd be gone.


Just let him know it is a minor appearance modification. It's not like you're dropping the transmisison in the driveway and rebuilding it without any prior knowledge of how to.

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[quote author=PhoeniX Skye link=topic=52359.msg843856#msg843856 date=1153801952]
So... I told my dad that I'm going to paint my calipers.

Today, he told me he had to talk to me, all serious and stuff.

He began to tell me how he talked to a Toyota dealership guy, and that I shouldn't be doing anything to the brakes. He said when I paint it, some of it will get between the caliper and pad and cause bad stuff to happen. He said that just because other people are doing it, that doesn't mean that it didn't make the brakes fail since those people would not say that it happened. He offered to pay for brake calipers that come painted... I told him they were around $1500 just for the fronts. I would not make him pay for it anyways, we are not well-off.

I told him that I could take out the whole assembly and paint it, let it dry before putting it back on. He said that it'll heat up and the paint will leak and do damage or cause the brakes to fail. I told him the paint is resistant to high temperatures. He said "well, that's just what they say."

He was getting mad... started bringing up shit that I did before that were stupid and everything would have been ok if I listened to him. I said I'll find someone to do it "professionally" but he just kept on going.

So.... yea. Now I have to find somewhere that does them. Or something. This is frustrating.
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Explain to him to call SCI and ask someone that deals with the Mazda 3 speciffically. When he calls, i'll explain that as long as you use the caliper paint, (i'll give him the brand etc..) and you follow the directions, there will be no ill effects from doing it. If he is paranoid of you screwing up your brakes, there isn't anything you're going to do about that. If he's just worried about you using a halfassed non-specific product, I can handle that. Just let him know that I "might" know a bit more than a Toyota dealership guy.
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Just show him pictures of people that had caliper paint on their car on the forum and then show him that people who have them on never had any problems whatsoever... besides repainting them every now and then. I'll vouch for it, i'll take pictures too.


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Any paint that got on the rotor would quickly be burnt up once you applied the brakes, so whomever told him that it woudl damage the brakes was dumb...
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he'll like it when he sees it


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My dad used to hate that I did stuff to my car. He would tell me I was wasting my money and what not. But now that his car is breaking he is asking me to fix it since he doesn't want to pay some ungodly amount of money for the dealer to do the work.

When I have kids, I won't give them the kinda crap my parents gave me. I'll just say, make sure you did all your research beforehand.

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[quote author=Hexedit link=topic=52359.msg844210#msg844210 date=1153832678]
My dad used to hate that I did stuff to my car. He would tell me I was wasting my money and what not. But now that his car is breaking he is asking me to fix it since he doesn't want to pay some ungodly amount of money for the dealer to do the work.

When I have kids, I won't give them the kinda crap my parents gave me. I'll just say, make sure you did all your research beforehand.
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true that son. If i ever have a son, I am going to be the father I didn't have and help him build a car...as long as he is responsible with it I'll be happy. my dad hates when I get packages oni the mail "WTF did you buy now?!?!?!?! quit wasting your cash!!"

the wife is the same way. now I gotta ask her if I can buy shit for my car or not =( and I used to laugh at all the guys on here that had to ask permission...haha

PS. Sunny, just make him shell out the 3000 for rotaras haha

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