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Just finished installing new rear struts and bushings. I'm looking at painting the rear brake drums and am wondering if I should use high temp paint or just a good rust preventative spray paint? I know that the brakes can get hot, but is it hot enough to cause regular spray paint burn?

Thanks for any help.

1978 280Z coupe.

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Just finished installing new rear struts and bushings. I'm looking at painting the rear brake drums and am wondering if I should use high temp paint or just a good rust preventative spray paint? I know that the brakes can get hot, but is it hot enough to cause regular spray paint burn?

Thanks for any help.

1978 280Z coupe.

They definitely get hot enough to damage regular paint...

I would use some of the Rustoleum high heat paint or even some of the "BBQ Black" paint. Even these will not be permanent, but will work well.

Be prepared for a little bit of "burning paint" smell regardless...

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Why paint them? Fashion/style? It can make the heat dissipation worse. Although for drums on the rear this might not be an issue.

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