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Old 08-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #36
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Calipers painted! Decided to do that instead of the headlights this weekend because I want to do blue rings, but I'm having a helluva time trying to find Sonic Blue paint in a spray can. (Anyone know if there's a different between paint code SN and S1? Both are Sonic Blue, but S1 is supposedly SVT-specific)

Anyway, picture time:

I used this:

Primer/White paint, you'll see why in a bit:

After 3 coats of blue:

Used a sticker over the white, then removed to get:

Tape removed:

Front right, finished:

Back left, finished:

Whole car, finished:

This is what happens to a Harbor Freight 1/2" to 3/8" extension when you try to remove a caliper bolt. I left it on after this happened:

Oh yeah, got my reproduction SVT certificate printed and framed too:
Mine: 2006 Mazda3 s GT Hatch: 115k, Gray, Manual
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654

Hers: 2012 Focus Ti Sedan: 55k, SGM, Manual
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