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I know, it has been done many times before, just wanted to document the lower cost for parts.:thumbsup:

Rock Auto C5 Rotors = $50 shipped ($20.99 each)
14x2 mm Bolts (Dominic) = $10.00
C5 Calipers, brackets & PAds = $190 shipped

Conversion brackets made by me = $0 See JeffVette for brackets you can buy

Since these are NOT Z06 Calipers, I have to paint them the color of my choice

 

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Fun!

The color I got them.


Painted and pretty.


Installed and stopping fast.


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Fun!

The color I got them. Joe
Thanks Joe! Very nice work!

Did you use a brush or aerosol?

Looks great and I plan on doing the same color theme, I "MIGHT" try to use a small roller and paint the letters white,, we'll see how brave I get!
 

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Thanks Joe! Very nice work!

Did you use a brush or aerosol?

Looks great and I plan on doing the same color theme, I "MIGHT" try to use a small roller and paint the letters white,, we'll see how brave I get!

Larry,

I used the G2 Paint with a brush when I did the ones for my 84. Not quite powdercoat, but they were damn good for 35bucks.
 

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Thanks Joe! Very nice work!

Did you use a brush or aerosol?

Looks great and I plan on doing the same color theme, I "MIGHT" try to use a small roller and paint the letters white,, we'll see how brave I get!
I just used an aerosol can of any type of brake paint that I could find at my local auto parts store... They have a particular brand that I like to use because it goes on thick and dries extremely hard... I compare it to a spray on powder coat!

Masked off


And in the painting process


The cradles I just painted with black... I dont think you need pics of that! HAHA!

More finished product!


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Larry,

I used the G2 Paint with a brush when I did the ones for my 84. Not quite powdercoat, but they were damn good for 35bucks.
Yeah man! Some of those industrial strength paints and brake paints are extremely think and can coat anything!

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No problem man! If you do decide to mask them off like I did. Be sure to have at least an extra hour and at least 2 sharp blades! :D Those thin hobby knives worked best for me!

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I'll check out the Caliper paint I saw at Autozone,,, I have used their 1200 degree engine paint with great success

Yep, the hobby knives with a bunch of blades.

I might test/try a small roller and see if I can roll some white on the letters, we'll see how much patience I have this weekend
 

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I painted my calipers red with plain old rust paint, and it seems to be holding up. One day I'll step up into the C5 brakes and really make a difference. Thanks for the write-up and the pics.
 

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Doesnt painting a caliper make it retain more heat? I dont know if you all race your vettes, or if heat even matters to you. If heat isnt an issue with paint then I think I might paint mine.
 

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When you purchased your rotors, pads and calipers what year did you order? Are all C5 calipers and rotors interchangible?
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Jim B.
Yes all C5 front rotors are the same... Unlike the C4's... All C5's had the same brake options (when it came to size). The only difference between a base line C5 caliper and the Z06 caliper was that the Z06's were painted red from the factory where as the base line models were not...

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Doesnt painting a caliper make it retain more heat? I dont know if you all race your vettes, or if heat even matters to you. If heat isnt an issue with paint then I think I might paint mine.
if you race rour vette, the only color I would recomend painting your calipers is black. If you do it any other color they will "darken" up as you will kind of bake the paint at track temperatures...powder coated brakes will do the same thing. If you started off with red, you will end up with a maroon/brownish color after a hard day of hot lapping.
 

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Progress, painted them w/ RED & Black caliper paint and left the lettering silver, then clear coated w/1200-degree clear,, painted the retro-brackets too

 

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Looks GREAT!
 

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Thanks:thumbsup:

I knocked off your color scheme!

I considered painting the letters white, but I got lazy.

Gonna bolt them on today!

Are there any clearance issues with the heat shields?
 

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Thanks:thumbsup:

I knocked off your color scheme!

I considered painting the letters white, but I got lazy.

Gonna bolt them on today!

Are there any clearance issues with the heat shields?
Mine doesnt have a heat shield????

I had no problems at all with my front brake system. It all went in flawlessly!

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OK, I did trim my shield with tin snips, very very simple,,,

and I had to buy a quantity of 4,,,,, 14mm x 2mm x 40mm length hex bolts and I used the exsisting washer from the 1985 Caliper mount bolts,,, to mount the NEW C5 caliper to the machined bracket
 
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