Painting is just a temporary fix. Sratch the paint and you'll actually *accelerate* oxidation. I suggest anodization... someone has mentioned in a post nickel plating their calipers. This is a terrific solution and looks better than paint. Powder-coating is another option too if you want colors. Paint is just not durable enough, especially down in the wheel area where rocks and bits go flying all the time.
Ashraf Shabudin / Ampman Audio Marketing Director, TeamAMP Director
I had the same problem with my first IS300 with the calipers. I don't have any problem with my second one, the calipers on our new IS seem to have a real nice green coating. Maybe they have realized this problem and have fixed it. I also have a different antenna on our new IS. As far as the brakes rusting, it seems to be a common problem. After sitting in the rain they look awful, but it rubs of after applying the brakes.
2001 Graphite Gray IS300
2001 Tacoma Doublecab Limited