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This is a discussion on Break Calipers Color within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I have read many posts on this so far. I have a RED z-28 and my friend gave me silver/chrome ...

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    I have read many posts on this so far. I have a RED z-28 and my friend gave me silver/chrome Camaro brake caliper emblems. Just thought I would get some opinions. I was thinking of painting my calipers

    1. Black calipers, Red frame, and silver/chrome camaro emblem
    2. I am leaning towards red calipers, black frame, and silver/chrome emblem
    3. OR ALL Black, and silver/chrome emblem.

    Just wondering if Red Car and Red Calipers is too flashy, but the Z06's have Red Calipers I believe, even the Red Z06's

    Thanks

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    Our calipers will never look as good as the vettes so I went with black and the silver letters and IMO it looks great. The black will hide imperfections and dirt, I have seen red dirty and it is ugly.

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    Oh yeah Red car -- my vote is Neon Orange calipers, j/k

    seriously though as far as what color you should paint them, ....As Wesley Snipes would say - "Always bet on black"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTODD View Post
    The black will hide imperfections and dirt, I have seen red dirty and it is ugly.
    Just curious has I always thought black showed more dirt?? I have a red car too and I plan to do this too?
    In my case I thought about khaki/tan to match my interior or yellow to match my firehawk decals....leaning towards yellow or black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    Just curious has I always thought black showed more dirt?? I have a red car too and I plan to do this too?
    In my case I thought about khaki/tan to match my interior or yellow to match my firehawk decals....leaning towards yellow or black?
    Around the wheels it is road grime, brake dust, grease etc. The caliper is rough cast piece, not perfect by any means so I think any lighter color shows more. Look how bad the stock aluminum color looks before people do something to it. That is why IMO black will look better/last longer.

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    If you have chrome rims and d/s rotors i think you should go with red calipers and silver frame with the silver letters, cuz its already flashy. Thats what im going to do. But if you dont want to be to flashy, then go with black calipers and silver frame with silver letters. They both look good, but just how flashy do you want to be.


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    "d/s" rotors = ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    "d/s" rotors = ?
    Drilled and or Slotted zinc coated rotors look shiny and purty long time. More for looks than any hardcore use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A36 View Post
    If you have chrome rims and d/s rotors i think you should go with red calipers and silver frame with the silver letters, cuz its already flashy. Thats what im going to do. But if you dont want to be to flashy, then go with black calipers and silver frame with silver letters. They both look good, but just how flashy do you want to be.

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    WOW! that looks fantastic!

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    I think that would look better than having red. I have red calipers n a red car amd the gunmetal rear lower valence

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    i would say polish them. Thats what im gonna do in july when i get some free time.

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    Hey silver surfer, how did you find out your car was one of 497? I know my build number and line number, but I would aslo like to know that piece of info. thanks

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    Also what did you do to polish the brake lines and the box for them I used Mother's mag and aluminium polish but in a week it is dull again, any help? and how did you polish the colant pipe? that looks amazing, never seen that before.

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    I would go with black with the silver emblem, I have a black car and painted mine red and it looks really good so I bet the oppisit effect would look just as good...

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    Polish was my choice especially if you have polished wheels

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    did you sand them as if you were going to polish them or just enough to get the paint to stick?

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    been wanting to do this, anyone have a write up? How much prep is needed, and how long?

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