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need help on painting calipers

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    need help on painting calipers

    does anyone know the stock factory caliper paint color

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    mine were silver

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    if thats your red car in your avitar, i assume your painting them red, i used vht red engine enamel, spray can, on my 2002 ss, years ago, still looking good, ,as far as matching color of car, you dont need that, youll never know the diff imo

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    I used Eastwood's Spray Gray on ours -- tried to keep it similar to the factory hue:



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    thanks pajeff02 that is what i wanted to do also. i got a can of dupli-color sliver caliper it did the trick for now.

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    They were not painted from the factory.
    Just metal.

    You can paint them, polish them, or powdercoat them.
    I am thinking about taking mine apart this winter and having them powdercoated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    They were not painted from the factory.
    Just metal.

    You can paint them, polish them, or powdercoat them.
    I am thinking about taking mine apart this winter and having them powdercoated.
    Mine are painted black. I have a second set I want to get powdercoated, just need to get around to doing it. Not sure what color I want to powdercoat them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Mine are painted black. I have a second set I want to get powdercoated, just need to get around to doing it. Not sure what color I want to powdercoat them yet.
    imho, same color as your car with black lettering.. Or the color of my LQ1.. just my .02..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I used Eastwood's Spray Gray on ours -- tried to keep it similar to the factory hue:


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    I generally try to keep it close as well too. I did my LQ1 in red because I've got a red factory pin stripe over a silver 1"-ish factory stripe.. I also thought about doing a casting grey color too. In the end the custom candy color won out over the others tho.. Those calipers look good too by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    imho, same color as your car with black lettering.. Or the color of my LQ1.. just my .02..
    Ive thought about that, a lot of my engine bay parts are candy apple red and it goes well with pewter. I have also thought black chrome. Its not a priority right now, probably won't do it anytime soon, I have been sitting on the calipers for 3 years now, so it really doesn't matter anyways
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    Thanks! For me, there was no other color option even considered. Probably have put 2,500 miles on the car since painting them and they still look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I used Eastwood's Spray Gray on ours -- tried to keep it similar to the factory hue:


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    I just now realized this pic was taken on my birthday.. sorry for da jack..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Mine are painted black. I have a second set I want to get powdercoated, just need to get around to doing it. Not sure what color I want to powdercoat them yet.
    Mine are black as well.
    When I powdercoat them they will stay the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Ive thought about that, a lot of my engine bay parts are candy apple red and it goes well with pewter. I have also thought black chrome. Its not a priority right now, probably won't do it anytime soon, I have been sitting on the calipers for 3 years now, so it really doesn't matter anyways
    lol sounds like me as well.. Got new engine parts everywhere for the z34, and the 3800.. I even painted some of them and, well, that's as far as I got.. My plate runneth over.. Between my little one, work, houses, shops, being married.. lol sometimes I'm like, on where to get started or get shtuff done..ugh.. My six month built is now comming up on 2 years

    I'll be doing brakes/tires on the 01 soon, since my auto-x tires are now nearly treadless.. Prolly do my calipers and the hats on the rotors too. I replace rotors when I do brakes as a personal rule.. I guess it could'nt hurt to throw some color @ them too this time.. Prolly run new soft lines out too. May go braided stainless or something. Not sure tho because that build is comming up soon too.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    lol sounds like me as well.. Got new engine parts everywhere for the z34, and the 3800.. I even painted some of them and, well, that's as far as I got.. My plate runneth over.. Between my little one, work, houses, shops, being married.. lol sometimes I'm like, on where to get started or get shtuff done..ugh.. My six month built is now comming up on 2 years

    I'll be doing brakes/tires on the 01 soon, since my auto-x tires are now nearly treadless.. Prolly do my calipers and the hats on the rotors too. I replace rotors when I do brakes as a personal rule.. I guess it could'nt hurt to throw some color @ them too this time.. Prolly run new soft lines out too. May go braided stainless or something. Not sure tho because that build is comming up soon to.. lol
    There is still stuff I would like to do to the Camaro, but house and work get in the way. Modding the house is now more of a priority to me than the Camaro. I have more parts than I know what to do with honestly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    There is still stuff I would like to do to the Camaro, but house and work get in the way. Modding the house is now more of a priority to me than the Camaro. I have more parts than I know what to do with honestly
    hope ya brought oars cause we in da same boat bro..

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