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Caliper paint poll

This is a discussion on Caliper paint poll within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; ok i'd like to have a poll of what caliper paint would look best on my car.... keep in mind ...

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    Caliper paint poll

    ok i'd like to have a poll of what caliper paint would look best on my car.... keep in mind the SIDE MARKER LIGHTS WILL NO LONGER BE RED as i am changing out the lights over winter...


    i just cant make my mind up




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    I say polished. It would look better than paint IMO.

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    its just calipers. They dont have to stand out. The only way i would paint mine is if they were not stock.

    but if you paint them, i think you should just do them red. because anything else looks somewhat rice on a black car.

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    I painted mine back in March on our car. Didn't even consider a color other than a dark gray. It has a nice clean look (the camera flash makes it look more silver than it is):


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    Sunset Orange Metalic
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    Polished would look good, black with camaro lettering IMO
    I said red because it looks the best out of the pics, but everyone has red

    Polished is cheaper

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    Gloss black. I went with it and I don't think it would look better any other color.


    Or polished would be my second choice.

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    hmph.... does anyone have a picture of this polished idea...? could i do it myself or would i have to hire someone for it? i dont really know much about it...


    thanks for the fast responses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Gloss black. I went with it and I don't think it would look better any other color.


    Or polished would be my second choice.
    Yup, thats what i got ready in my garage, black and some clear.
    Still gotta get my decals though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    hmph.... does anyone have a picture of this polished idea...? could i do it myself or would i have to hire someone for it? i dont really know much about it...


    thanks for the fast responses
    You could do it yourself. Just takes some time

    http://formula.bambeezer.com/calipers.htm

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    wow thats great information... and will go with my black/chrome look.... hmph... i will seriously consider that..

    thank you for all the input everybody i really enjoy considering all different options


    as for the gloss black idea... where did you guys buy ur paint from? and did you have to lightly sand down the caliper etc to prep it so it comes out smoother? if you polish too much will the paint not stick as well?

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    I like gray/silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_viny View Post
    I like gray/silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    wow thats great information... and will go with my black/chrome look.... hmph... i will seriously consider that..

    thank you for all the input everybody i really enjoy considering all different options


    as for the gloss black idea... where did you guys buy ur paint from? and did you have to lightly sand down the caliper etc to prep it so it comes out smoother? if you polish too much will the paint not stick as well?
    I use VHT caliper paint.
    Clean up the calipers really good....scuffing them is a good idea.
    Then paint.

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    is there any difference in quality of the paint lasting between spray application or brush? brush sounds a ton easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    is there any difference in quality of the paint lasting between spray application or brush? brush sounds a ton easier
    No matter what you do, your paint will start to go south on you at some point. I used a spray paint from Eastwood -- believe it is called "Spray Gray". A caliper paint or high temp paint like VHT may hold up longer. Another option is powder coat, but you need to disassemble the caliper for that.

    Don't forget that you will also need to paint the caliper bracket. As for prep, I simply used brake clean and a small brass brush. After masking everything off, I found that a plastic cap off a can of spray paint covered the caliper pistons quite nicely. I cut the cap down quite a bit and one area had to be trimmed to match the contour of the caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    wow thats great information... and will go with my black/chrome look.... hmph... i will seriously consider that..

    thank you for all the input everybody i really enjoy considering all different options


    as for the gloss black idea... where did you guys buy ur paint from? and did you have to lightly sand down the caliper etc to prep it so it comes out smoother? if you polish too much will the paint not stick as well?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I use VHT caliper paint.
    Clean up the calipers really good....scuffing them is a good idea.
    Then paint.
    Yeah, and if you want them to look extra shiney, get some high temp clear as well.

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    yeah... ok well i'm glad i posted this then. hahahaha the black is a good idea do you any of you have a picture of ur calipers painted black so i can see where you sprayed it, etc...

    and who sells VHT paint or whatever storewise...? i found it on thesite i was going to buy the brush on stuff.... heres what i was going to use? has anyone used this... but it doesnt look very black to m...?

    http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/bra...per-paint.html


    oh yeah and how many cans doesn it approx take to do it?
    Last edited by mammoth713; 09-24-2009 at 09:36 AM.

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    Black or polished.


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    that black with the lettering looks real sharp....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    that black with the lettering looks real sharp....
    Thanks bro. Take the idea where you want.

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