Hey guys, some my Z is due for a full set of new brake pads and new front rotors within the next 6 months or so (rear rotors are fine) and I want to try and paint my calipers the right way this time around before installing all the new brake hardware. So Ive been watching a few youtube videos about the topic of painting brake calipers and nearly all of the videos I watched so far, all talk about rebuilding the caliper before painting them. I understand why in some situations a rebuild might be a good idea but can the brake calipers be split apart and painted without the need to remove the pistons and or do a full rebuild of the caliper? My current plan I have is to take the calipers and slipt them apart, mask off all the areas that I dont want to get paint on and paint them using high temp spray can paint. Once the paint is fully cured, I'll just reassemble the calipers. Having the calipers in halves in my mind, would make it alot easier to paint every single side and surface of the caliper thats not masked off. I would like to bake the painted calipers in a makeshift oven Ive seen chris fix build out of cardboard boxes and a heat gun to help cure and hardned the high temp paint before reassembly. Also one video I watched had a guy masked off the piston holes as to not get paint inside them, could i do the same with the pistons inplace? However my biggest concern atm is leaking brake fluid and I know first hand there is a ton of trapped brake fluid inside the caliper even after the calipers are removed off of the car and I dont want a slow drip of brake fluid to eat away my perfectly good paint job. I have tried to use a pnematic brake bleed tool to suck the fluid out of the calipers as much as possible, but can I also use compressed air to push the brake fluid out of the bleed valve through the brake hose line opening at the rear of the caliper before I dismantle the calipers or vise versa? Lastly a recent video I watched recommended replacing the 0-rings for the passthrough holes that connect the brake fluid lines between each halves. Couldn't I just reuse the old o-rings that fallout when i separate the two halves. I feel the orings would be fine to just clean and reuse but then I remember that the say to replace the balance tube orings whenever you take the balance tube off, so maybe its necassary? I just thought id ask the dumb questions first before tackling this job.