Truck Diversion

While putting the finishing touches on the Road Runner starter installation last Saturday I decided to “multi-task”. Between rounds of waiting for the radiator to cool down for flush and final refill, I entertained myself by painting my truck rear brake drums a body colored red. First, the truck was jacked and standed, wheel locks and lugs removed, wheels pulled, and the ugly stock brake drums exposed. Wire brush the dirt, rust, and grim, a little wipe with acetoned rag, some blue painters tape over the studs and backing plates, shake shake shake the VHT high temp brake drum paint, lightly dust several coats of paint before the final spray, and let dry. Results were way cool. Now seeking a more robust paint to repeat the mod on the front brake calipers. What do ya think?


  1. Bob says:

    Old school red drums! Looks good.

  2. timw says:

    if i’m not mistaken your Charger has the exact same drum mods?

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