im painting my calipers next week and was wonderind if anyone had any tips for me who have done theirs....like cleaning, what should all remove to paint, if should apply a base/primar coat...anything really would be helpful
I used the Dupli-Color kit, like $14 from Wal-Mart. It comes with some caliper (brake) cleaner and some masking tape, just use an old tooth brush or wire brush to knock off the heavy stuff, and you're good to go. If you go that route, be careful of the Dupli-Color yellow kit - it looks bright yellow on the box, but it's "school bus" yellow in real life.
I painted my calipers about a month ago with Foliatec's brake enamel kit. I was concerned about doing it right, and worried I might do something wrong, but when it comes down to it, it's easy.
I put the car up on 4 jack stands, removed all the wheels, used a wire brush and brake cleaner to clean the calipers (until they were a nice silvery color and little to no dust came off of them when you brushed them).
Then, I masked (using the blue masking tape) any areas that I didn't want to get paint on, then I brushed the paint onto all the areas visible from the outside of the car. I didn't remove the calipers, brake lines, or anything crazy. I didn't even paint the insides of the caliper because this is an appearance mod, and you sure can't see te inside of the calipers unless your head is up underneath the car. I did 2 coats and they look great!