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Old May 20th, 2003, 08:21 PM   #1
 
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Paint Calipers?

Well got new rims on and you can see calipers.

1) Would you paint them?

2) What color, 98 Emerald Green c dan.

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I would just do it a aluminum color, or red, or green, any other color would just not match.
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No..just clean them....
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Yeah, you could paint them a nice silver or aluminum color so they would look cleaner!

But, I don't mind red! I think they look nice.. if you do a good job of painting them. Look at PMantis's car, it looks very nice w/ red calipers!

What rims did you buy btw?
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Yeah, you could paint them a nice silver or aluminum color so they would look cleaner!

But, I don't mind red! I think they look nice.. if you do a good job of painting them. Look at PMantis's car, it looks very nice w/ red calipers!

What rims did you buy btw?
03 Accord sedan 16's off ebay. There is a pic on my thread

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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:06 PM   #6
 
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Paint Em Silver, or black......Thats just my opinion though
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silver or white
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I'd paint 'em black. If you paint them a lite color, you better have time set aside to keep them clean.
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Paint it!!!! with a green car I would either go for bronze or a silver color.

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After w/rim:
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go with black.

here's a picture of my blue ones


you take each piece apart and use the paint caliper spray. i got actual paint caliper spray, but FoliaTec makes a brush-on application which is supposed to be good.

otherwise, just use 1200-degree high-temp black paint with the high-temp clearcoat. it'll only cost you like $8.
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i'm painting mine black/
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paint them black or silver ... i just saw a set this weekend done with a caliper painting kit ... and i gotta say that i've never seen a set look so good. the kit consisted of a cleaner, the paint, and a paint reactor. for every 1 part paint, add 1 part reactor and when it dries, it feels power coated. completely worth the $40 price tag on the box.
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what kind?

Hi,

Im interested in painting my calipers too. What kind of paint can you use and where can you get them? I like the bronze idea...might be unique.

thanks for the help in advance..
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i painted mine red. I only painted one. Ran out of paint
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Anyone have the exact instructions on how to paint them w/ out removing the whole brake kit off the car?
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Just get a G2 or FoliaTec paint kit for ease, but that will cost you a lot more than just a can of spray paint. About $40.

Do a search for G2 caliper paint in google. It's a nice brush on lacquer that doesn't require you to remove your calipers, it also comes with a can of brake cleaner.
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i painted mine red. I only painted one. Ran out of paint
That is funny and not funny at the same time... How long have you been rolling with one painted caliper?
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Anyone have the exact instructions on how to paint them w/ out removing the whole brake kit off the car?
you should remove the entire thing if you want to do it right.

and clean it with some simple green/3m scotchbrite too. sanding is okay if you want a smooth caliper. i liked it smooth.


and nothing wrong with rolling with one painted. i ran out of paint too and my rear left caliper is a different shade of blue because i'm not going to spend another $25 for another paint kit.
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Old May 21st, 2003, 01:57 PM   #19
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That is funny and not funny at the same time... How long have you been rolling with one painted caliper?
It's been ummmmmmmmmmm 6 month?
I used left over from friend.
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Old May 21st, 2003, 04:10 PM   #20
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hey guys, sorry to bringback this month old thread, but i just bought Plastikote high temp 900 degree paint. is that enuff. its the only paint i that was high heat and close to gunmetal. i see that jon said to use 1200 degree, so should i return this stuff?
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hey guys, sorry to bringback this month old thread, but i just bought Plastikote high temp 900 degree paint. is that enuff. its the only paint i that was high heat and close to gunmetal. i see that jon said to use 1200 degree, so should i return this stuff?
900 degree paint shoud be fine, unless you drive on Talladega.
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2 tone looks good
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how do you guys keep your caliper clean?
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Old June 22nd, 2003, 01:42 AM   #25
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i just hit it up with the wheel brush everytime i clean the rims. before with the stock rims, it was pretty darn hard to get in between the spokes, but now its much easier.
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how do you guys keep your caliper clean?
Mine stay pretty clean on their own, the paint that came with the G2 caliper kit is really nice, a think glossy lacquer.
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any how to...of taking off the calipers?
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Old June 27th, 2003, 01:11 PM   #28
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does anyone know a good Bronze paint i could get?
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any how to...of taking off the calipers?
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i painted my flat black bbq paint 1200 degree
it was cheap only 2 bucks.. haha best 2 bucks ive ever spent and it looks good.. i got white rims.. so it brings the color out..
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