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This is a discussion on calipers painted and more within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; got the duplicolor caliper paint kit from pimp boys.....its a brush on so I did not have to spray it ...

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    got the duplicolor caliper paint kit from pimp boys.....its a brush on so I did not have to spray it and get over spray everywhere.....the brush that comes in the kit is pure crap so throw it away and get some small cheap foam ones from wally world......the best way to clean the calipers I found is the etching alum wheel cleaner and a small toothbrush type wire brush......takes alot to get nasty calipers clean......did the brackets in gold for a contrast and not to be like every one who does theirs red......got some trans am stickers for the fronts from ws6 store....i only painted in areas where you can see so I did not waste a lot of time doing every inch of the caliper.......i think it turned out good
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    thats lookin pretty lovely...nice formula

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    very nice!!!. I'm gonna have to try this. I have spray painted ones and I hate how it peels. Ive had to paint it twice in a year

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    Heres my Duplicolor calipers[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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    nice work, painting my calipers has been on my to do list for some time now

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    the pain was takin it all apart

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    I did a very similar job with mine and they looked good as well, nice Formula!

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    I have to be honest here. The gold is just horrid although the brakes cleaned up nice and calipers look great. I think people will look at your wheels and think 3 things...

    1. This guy must have good teeth to match.
    2. His previous car must have been a civic
    3. This guy has no taste


    Just being totally honest. Imo you should just paint the brackets black or red. Sometimes 'trying' to be different is worse. I like to look at things from this perspective : If ferrari doesn't do it, neither should I. They pump out $200k machines day in and day out. Calipers still red. rotors still black. everyone else does it. I will swallow my words the day ferrari paints their caliper brackets gold and leave their calipers red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    I have to be honest here. The gold is just horrid although the brakes cleaned up nice and calipers look great. I think people will look at your wheels and think 3 things...

    1. This guy must have good teeth to match.
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    Just being totally honest. Imo you should just paint the brackets black or red. Sometimes 'trying' to be different is worse. I like to look at things from this perspective : If ferrari doesn't do it, neither should I. They pump out $200k machines day in and day out. Calipers still red. rotors still black. everyone else does it. I will swallow my words the day ferrari paints their caliper brackets gold and leave their calipers red.

    One of the best/greatest posts I've ever read.....sorry OP.
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    well......i like it....and thats what counts .........and they were originally anodized gold (brass?) alum brackets.....some of the anodizing was still on there when i painted them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    well......i like it....and thats what counts .........and they were originally anodized gold (brass?) alum brackets.....some of the anodizing was still on there when i painted them
    It looks cool man... Some people feel that they need to say the rudest things to express their opinion. It's a shame that some of those people are members here. Nice car bro.

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