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Old 10-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Painted Calipers..finally

Well I was off today, and my decision for the day was either spend the day painting my calipers, or go trade my 5 month car in on an ST. I think I made the more financially sound choice.

Took most of the day, between disassembly, cleaning, and multiple coats of everything. For the red, I used an actual brush on ceramic caliper paint kit, which dries to a hard and smooth surface. For the brackets, I used gloss black epoxy roll bar/chassis paint for some chip resistance. Did three coats on each part. I think it was worth a good days work.





I will post up some pics of the car over the next few days to show them with the wheels. My car is filthy and it's raining the past few days here.


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Old 10-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Looks good. Like that you went with car color. I've been wanting to do mine but not sure whether to go Ford Blue or something brighter. You get the paint from local store?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Wow, looks great! That will look really nice with the race red.
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What was the actual product you used??... because that looks amazing.
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Oh look, fake Brembo's
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Oh look, fake Brembo's
No, those are stock calipers painted red and black.

THESE are fake Brembos:


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I guess my computer isn't showing where he stenciled the BREMBO on...

Looks real good, PowerSurge. I really was unsure of the red and black initially, but the more I look at it the more that I think it looks really good

Can you post pics with the wheels reinstalled?
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What was the actual product you used??... because that looks amazing.
I used the Dupli-color caliper paint kit, available at Advance or Autozone. It comes in a box, with a can of spray prep, the pint of caliper paint, and the brush. The stuff dries fast so you need to be able to do all 4 calipers at the same time. For the black I used VHT roll bar/chassis gloss black, and just sparyed it into the cap and used a brush. Three coats on all parts.

I have Ti 18" wheels, and I will get some pics this weekend after I was the car.
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