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What was the original color of the 1972 drums and calipers? What paint do you recommend???

 

I think they were left natural, but I am unsure. I use Cast Blast on mine. Also known as cast coat or other names that duplicate a raw casting color.

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What was the original color of the 1972 drums and calipers? What paint do you recommend???

 

I think they were left natural, but I am unsure. I use Cast Blast on mine. Also known as cast coat or other names that duplicate a raw casting color.

 

Thank you!

Brian Kulis

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I was wondering if anyone every just used a High temp clear? I will have new drums, rotors, and calipers and thought there must be a clear out there. Eastwook makes Diamond clear but its only to 300 deg. Anyone know what kind of temps these things reach?

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I also think it was natural. I however painted mine black. Looks great on the red/black paint job and M500s

 

I agree, really looks good on your car. I have a 72 Convert, with colors similiar to yours, at least they used to be before my sister left the car out in the rain for 5 years with the top down! She was kind enough to give the car to me to restore.

Brian Kulis

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I just painted mine with bright red caliper paint from advance auto for looks. Quite the opposite of those above, I plan to have these flashing thru the chrome cragars once I get it rolling again.

 

Obviously this is not stock, I believe that unpainted is stock, but I like the idea of making these look new for my restore.

 

Its up to you. I'd recommend 500deg + paint.

 

Jay

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I just painted mine with bright red caliper paint from advance auto for looks. Quite the opposite of those above, I plan to have these flashing thru the chrome cragars once I get it rolling again.

 

Obviously this is not stock, I believe that unpainted is stock, but I like the idea of making these look new for my restore.

 

Its up to you. I'd recommend 500deg + paint.

 

Jay

Sweet!

Brian Kulis

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I was wondering if anyone every just used a High temp clear? I will have new drums, rotors, and calipers and thought there must be a clear out there. Eastwook makes Diamond clear but its only to 300 deg. Anyone know what kind of temps these things reach?

 

I used high temp clear on my wheel cylinders and brake parts stamped "bendix fomoco". It coats clear and looks good. I bought my stuff at autozone. The can says 900 degrees.

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Looks good.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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On cars with factory-installed Magnums, the face of the rear drums was given a quick and sloppy coat of "slop black". This was just to keep the drums from showing through the slots.

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Not sure this is right, but I painted the drums with high temp cast paint with a black ring. The drums had sloppy black paint on the face, one it was just on the outside ring the other the full face. I have factory magnums image.jpg.eac4b77c1de69a1cb62f672be2b5ad74.jpg

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I just painted mine with bright red caliper paint from advance auto for looks. Quite the opposite of those above, I plan to have these flashing thru the chrome cragars once I get it rolling again.

 

Obviously this is not stock, I believe that unpainted is stock, but I like the idea of making these look new for my restore.

 

Its up to you. I'd recommend 500deg + paint.

 

Jay

 

How did you prep them?

Brian Kulis

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