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PostSubject: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:52 am

Well, Im home without work and Cavyman17 is in need of painted brake drums for the back of his Cavalier. Snaxx dropped them off this morning and man were they nasty.

First I soaked them in some kinda cleaner that snaxx brought over, but that would not loosen the rust on them, they were also cast and had tons of little bumps on them that you can see in the photos below. Those bumps would make a rough paint finish, and also look like crap. They would not be leaving just buy a cleaner, so I skipped the step of wire brushing them and went straight to the 4" grinder smoothing them out. Once I got them smooth and free of bumps from the casting mold, I wire brushed them out to a rust free finish, then cleaned them with alcohol and blowed them dry with the air compressor. From there I used brush on paint from Duplicolor and painted them red. Once completed I have 5 coats of red on them and they are waiting in the garage to be picked up tonight by Cavyman17 (Eric).

Photos below of the process from before to after.

Soaking in the cleaner



Bumps in the casting



Nasty eh


Quick run with the grinder






Before and after the first pass with the grinder.





After the second pass using the wire brush.



Ready for paint?



First coat of paint and the before drum.



Two coats of paint.



Three coats of paint



Grinding off the bumps on the second drum.



Ready for paint on the second drum?



4th coat of paint




5 coats of paint and completed.






Last edited by ScottHofferPhotography on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:10 am; edited 1 time in total
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:07 am

Thanks Scott for helping out...I really Appreciate It..
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:53 am

that must have been a fun afternoon project. they both look good. how long did it take you?
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:14 pm

3 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Looks good Scotty boy. Eric should be pleased!


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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:28 pm

why don't you come down and pick the camaro up and get the calipers painted for me... lol....

looks real good im sure eric will love it...
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:31 pm

Bring it to me and I will do it. Get Tara to drive you back home in the trailblazer. After I get done painting them I can make sure the paint wont melt off, Ill put some miles on it for you. :devil:
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:56 pm

the calipers look really good thanks scott for such a great job on those. they look really good behind my wheels, would look even better if the fronts we done to match but that's another days project i will post pics when i get a chance
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:57 pm

cavyman17 wrote:
the calipers look really good thanks scott for such a great job on those. they look really good behind my wheels, would look even better if the fronts we done to match but that's another days project i will post pics when i get a chance

Ur welcome. But they are drums... lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Drums   Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:19 pm

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Bring it to me and I will do it. Get Tara to drive you back home in the trailblazer. After I get done painting them I can make sure the paint wont melt off, Ill put some miles on it for you.

would but the tb just shit itself... not bad though just got the runs.... lol alt. went out on it today... driving home from the b-ball tournament and a/c quit and started reading battery not charging and i hit every damn red light no the way home and it would drop below the 9 reading... i was sure if i could keep it running that i wouldn't have a problem when i started to drive... got it home and shut it down and went to turn it right back on and nothing....
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