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Old September 6th, 2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Boston area "paint your calipers" meet

okay, since a few people in the massachusetts chapter showed interest in painting their own calipers, i figured we could make a DIY caliper painting meet.

here's the important part:
someone either has to donate a driveway or get permission from a local store to use their parking lot. they're gonna have to be okay w/several cars jacked up in their parking lot w/the tires off for a few hours. this isn't something we can do at autozone cause it requires a bit of prep time and drying time. and unless everyone has 4 jacks for each wheel, we'll have to do it one wheel at a time.

so please say if you can donate your driveway. we'll all chip in for supplies and food for whoever donates their driveway......and we promise to be careful not to damage the surrounding property.

also, please post what days you are available. i'd like to do this soon before it gets colder. just about any saturday is good for me (except 9/18).
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Old September 6th, 2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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im down but dont have anywhere to go, btw i brought up my paint, but still no car, hopefully soon but im down for the meet and ill do it on my own when i go home to install my exhaust in a couple of weeks... yeadude
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Old September 7th, 2004, 05:39 AM   #3
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lol.....we have no place to go
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Old September 7th, 2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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im down kinda, if its on a saturday after 6pm..

I have a torque wrench, sockets, 2 floor jacks, rhino ramps, and 1 stock jack.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 09:03 AM   #5
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I could be intrested pending on the date - i go to school at uconn
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for a great idea
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Old September 7th, 2004, 09:33 AM   #7
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im down, all i got is my stock jack..
I could get my workparking lot as a place, but it would have to be on a sunday after 5:30 when we are closed..
Huge parking lot though.
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If you use a caliper painting kit with the brush as opposed to spray paint, you don't need to pull the calipers off. So all you need is jack, stands and lug wrench.
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im down, all i got is my stock jack..
I could get my workparking lot as a place, but it would have to be on a sunday after 5:30 when we are closed..
Huge parking lot though.
that's an option. but, do you think we'll have enough time before the sun goes down??

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If you use a caliper painting kit with the brush as opposed to spray paint, you don't need to pull the calipers off. So all you need is jack, stands and lug wrench.
okay, where can we get those caliper painting kits?
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okay, where can we get those caliper painting kits?
I got one at Advance Auto Parts made by Dupont. Came out real good. Kit was $15 and came with brake cleaner, caliper paint, brush, masking tape and instructions.
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true it isnt really enough time..
it would give us like 2 hours.
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I got one at Advance Auto Parts made by Dupont. Came out real good. Kit was $15 and came with brake cleaner, caliper paint, brush, masking tape and instructions.
how many calipers would that do?
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All 4. Might want an extra can of brake cleaner, depending on how dirty your calipers are.
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All 4. Might want an extra can of brake cleaner, depending on how dirty your calipers are.
yea, i have a seperate bottle of brake cleaner to clean off the brake dust off my wheels. i spray it on, then wash it off w/high pressure hose
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I could get my workparking lot as a place, but it would have to be on a sunday after 5:30 when we are closed..
Huge parking lot though.
is there any way we can get in there before 530??
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Old September 7th, 2004, 07:40 PM   #16
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Old September 8th, 2004, 09:10 AM   #17
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We cant no
See problem is, my boss has no problem with it if we're closed.
He doesnt want me taking up customers parking, with a bunch of accords. HAHA
Sunday is the earliest we close thats why i said sunday, but we dont close till 5:00
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how about we split this into several DIY caliper meets?.....i dunno....just a suggestion
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Old September 8th, 2004, 03:53 PM   #19
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sounds good in theory, but if we cant get one going, how can we get a bunch of them together????
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sounds good in theory, but if we cant get one going, how can we get a bunch of them together????
lol......so true. anyone know how long it would take to clean/dry and paint/dry the calipers? if we have this much trouble, then i might as well do one side a day in my own parking lot.
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i got a screw stuck in one of my rear tires today so i took it to a local shop to get the tire repaired. anyways, while they had the wheel off, i was looking at the rear brake caliper. i noticed that its not too big. i started to think that w/my oem wheels, i would barely see the calipers anyways. so i think i'm gonna put the caliper painting on the shelf for a while, especially since we cannot find a place to do it

anyways, guess what i'm doing this weekend........v6p racingbrake rotors and oem pads
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niiiiice, yea the rear brake is pretty small and unnoticable with the OEM rims, but if their painted you can see them alright. the front ones are pretty noticeable, esp if they are painted up good. and ur right, they do look a lot better with dif rims, which is adding to the list of reasons im telling myself that i can afford them (even tho my bank may say otherwise)
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yea, if we can find a place to paint the calipers, then i'm down......but its not my #1 priority
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I ordered my kit(red)
im down to do a meet, but i think im gonna have to do this one on my own
What do you guys think of the 7gen carbon fiber tail lights on a carbon grey car?
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I ordered my kit(red)
im down to do a meet, but i think im gonna have to do this one on my own
What do you guys think of the 7gen carbon fiber tail lights on a carbon grey car?
i'd just smoke the reverse lights and keep the rest red.
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anyways, guess what i'm doing this weekend........v6p racingbrake rotors and oem pads
i did it today ....well, we got the fronts done. we had a problem w/the screws holding the rotor on, so we decided to give the rear rotor/pad job to a shop. so far the front brakes are nice, especially on the highway.
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i did it today ....well, we got the fronts done. we had a problem w/the screws holding the rotor on, so we decided to give the rear rotor/pad job to a shop. so far the front brakes are nice, especially on the highway.
Niiice!!
I want to get my windows tinted..
I went to one place and the guy was like 250.
Thats alot for just tint, anyone know any place that doesnt rob u so much and does a good job?
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ever heard of boomer mccloud? its a place in ct, but i konw they have locations all over the place. they said they'd tint everything but the front windshield for $185. Any % you want, except limo (5%). how dark are you going? im putting 20% in 2 weeks when i go back to ct, but debating 15%.... is there much of a difference?
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ever heard of boomer mccloud? its a place in ct, but i konw they have locations all over the place. they said they'd tint everything but the front windshield for $185. Any % you want, except limo (5%). how dark are you going? im putting 20% in 2 weeks when i go back to ct, but debating 15%.... is there much of a difference?
i've seen boomer mcclouds in massachusetts.
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i've seen boomer mcclouds in massachusetts.
Really, do u know what city they are located in?
Im just gonna go as dark as i can, without it being illegal.
Not sure the actual % on that.
I dont want to give cops any reason to pull me over, i used to have a focus(i know they suck)
But i had the thing pimped.. kit, rims, altezza's, system, custom dash, exhaust, everything.
Once i put the rims on the car, i got pulled over for every and anything.
Once i took them off, no problem.
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