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Old 08-19-2012, 02:46 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:
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