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Old 05-21-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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calipers painted, but question

ok I painted my calipers and they look hot! Painted em gunmetal. Well my question is this. Me and my friend used primer and then paint after we sanded them down with fine grit sandpaper. After we got 2 coats of paint on and let it sit a while we decided to put some awesome decals on there to write out zx3 on mine and ser for his sentra. Well we got that and then clearcoated em so it looked bad as hell. Well we started driving around with em on and it dried fine but then the letters peeled off and I don;t know why. Well Mike had one letter that stuck onto his so he peeled it and as he did it took off the paint too! Like the paint and primer just peeled off. My car is fine I took the letters off no prob just a couple of smudge marks so I'm gonna sand it down again in the one spot and repaint a light shade, but why did his peel and mine didn't or should I be worried that they WILL peel? We are taking the letter thing and throwin it in the crapper so I'm just hoping the paint will stick now. So far for 2 days mine are great and withstood rain as well. His rears are fine (sers have 4 wheel disc luckies ;) ) but his fronts just peeled away. So that was my first question. My second is if my paint does peel off and look like shit I'm just gonna polish them and just make em shiny as hell metal, (Mike already did that to one of his front and it looks good as well, painted is better imo but if it don't work its my only other option) so my second question is will that rust? If so could it be painted over if sanded down again? Thanks for all the help and we might work on it tonight so any help asap would be great...if not tonight tomorrow morning were gonna try :) Thanks a lot!
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