257169 257169 Automotive

Rust-Oleum Automotive Red Caliper Paint Kit (Paint + Cleaner)

Product Code: 257169

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Rust-Oleum Caliper Kit includes everything you need to easily give brake calipers and drums a customized painted look. The enclosed Caliper Paint is able to withstand intermittent temperatures up to 900°F (482°C) will resist brake dust and perform under the harshest braking conditions.

NOTE: It is not allowed to send this item through air mode. Surface mode is enabled for the same. Thus, shipping will be done through surface.

Features of Caliper Paint Kit

  • Brake Dust Resistant; Resists Heat up to 482ºC.
  • Kit will clean and paint 4 calipers.
  • Contents include Caliper Cleaner, Caliper Paint, Stir stick, brush and masking tape.

NOTE: For best results remove the wheels from the vehicle and unbolt the caliper to remove the brake pads before beginning the project.

How to Apply Caliper Paint?

Ideal Conditions To Use

Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area such as an open garage. Apply when temperature is between 50-90ºF (10-32ºC) and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be cleaned to ensure that the Caliper Paint will properly adhere to the caliper or brake drum. Thoroughly clean the surface with Rust-Oleum Caliper Cleaner (251597) following the directions on the package. Note: Follow all safety instructions. For best results, remove the wheel(s) from the vehicle and unbolt the caliper to remove the brake pads before beginning. Do not remove the calipers or brake lines. Use the enclosed masking tape to protect the surrounding areas of the brakes, including the brake bleeder screws, brake lines, and caliper piston bolts. It is recommended to block tires to prevent the vehicle from moving in the event the wheels are not removed from the vehicle.


Be sure to read the directions on the back of the enclosed Caliper Paint before beginning the project. Thoroughly mix the Caliper Paint (257169) with the enclosed stir stick. Apply paint to the caliper or drum in thin, even strokes using the enclosed brush. Once the entire surface is coated, additional coats can be applied after 24 hours.

Properties of Caliper Paint and Cleaner

Caliper Cleaner Caliper Paint
Brand Rust-Oleum Rust-Oleum
Weight 312 Grams 236 ml
Recommended Dry Film Thickness
(DFT) per Coat
NA 3.0-4.0 mils (75-100µ)
Practical Coverage at Recommended
DFT (assumes 15% material loss)
NA 8-10 sq.ft./
Dry Times at 70-80°F (21-27°C)
and 50% Relative Humidity
NA 2-4 hours to touch and 24 hours to fully dry
MIR 0.60 Max NA
Shelf Life 5 Years 5 Years
Flash Point -156°F (-104°C) -156°F (-104°C)
Safety Information For additional information, see MSDS
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