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Color of Caliper?

This is a discussion on Color of Caliper? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I have a NMB Trans Am...I am either going to polish or paint my calipers and was curious as to ...

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    Color of Caliper?

    I have a NMB Trans Am...I am either going to polish or paint my calipers and was curious as to what people think is a good color combo. Would red stick out alot? and what color "trans am" sticker should I get. I think polishing would look the best..but im not sure.

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    thats tough, id say go with maybe silver and a blue decal if you can find one.

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    Polish them and use a black decal? or should I go red for the decal?

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    Polish them and use a NBM decal. I believe brent franker makes a metallic blue decal that is very similar to NBM. Takes a lot of time but its well worth it IMO.

    Btw...it looks like there is a blemish on my centercap but its just a glare. Also, I have painted my brackets black since that picture. Looks much nicer now.
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    Yea def. looks good. Anyone who has done it that can give me an idea of how to go about polishing my calipers?

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    Awesome thanks. Just ordered some blue decals off of e-bay. I should start this project soon, it should look nice.

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    i have the same damn car, man. and red looks WICKED on it. I used ford-red engine spray paint from auto zone. and i'll even mail you my left over caliper stickers that are white trans am lettering, curved to fit. I did a bad job on mine b/c i did it in the winter and the cold air affected the way it cured. But i did my rears in the late spring and MAN they were blingin. If you want the decals, pm me your mailing address.

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    Polished calipers really kick ass with polished wheels. If you have polished wheels that would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
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    Yea, it does look good I couldnt picture it in my head. I polished them today and ordered some "vivid blue" decals off e-bay that seem pretty close to the NBM color of the car so that should look good. I cleaned up the brackets and painted them black, when I get everything together ill take a pic and see what you guys think. Thanks for the offer though, should have checked out this thread yesterday haha

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    i went with black for my brackets, and silver for my calipers. i sanded using a 220 grit and cleaned it all up real nice. will post pics in a mnute.

    i really like the polished look though, very sharp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSNAKEATER23 View Post
    i went with black for my brackets, and silver for my calipers. i sanded using a 220 grit and cleaned it all up real nice. will post pics in a mnute.

    i really like the polished look though, very sharp.
    Pretty much did the same thing, bracket is a gloss black, calipers i did w/ 200grit then 400 grit and threw some polish on em it does look nice, just waiting for the decals to get here.

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    i went the same route.....no silver though.black vents and TRANS-AM.
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