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This is a discussion on finished my calipers within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I just thought I would show how they turned out. Not perfect but I dont think they are to bad. ...

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    finished my calipers

    I just thought I would show how they turned out. Not perfect but I dont think they are to bad. Now I just need to do something about those rusty rotors.




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    WOW! that is nice. I really love the look of polished calipers and u really did a good job. I've been trying to shine mine up, but i been very dissapointed w/ them. However, a fellow ls1 member and I have been talking about it and i think i just need to use a finner grit paper. Just out of curiosity, what grit papers did u use?

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    Looks fantastic, could you do a write up?
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    bro that looks great i love the 2 toned think i might change mine get new rotors here http://stores.channeladvisor.com/brakes/

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    Wow those look great! I really need to do mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krusemj View Post
    I just thought I would show how they turned out. Not perfect but I dont think they are to bad. Now I just need to do something about those rusty rotors.
    Very nice work on the calipers! I just purchased slotted rotors, and I see you have the slotted/drilled ones. How long did they last compared to OEM?

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    Yea, making me want to do it but im so lazy. I need a write up so I dont mess stuff up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom View Post
    Yea, making me want to do it but im so lazy. I need a write up so I dont mess stuff up
    Its not really that hard to do. It just takes a little time.

    1 To start I used some 60 grit sandpaper and sanded out the casting lines and all the little rough areas til it was nice and smooth.

    2 Next I used 120 than 320 to get rid of all the scratches.

    3 Once that was all done I wet sanded it with 800 than 1500 to get a really nice finish on it.

    4 The last thing I did was polish it with Mother's metal polish a few times to bring out the shine.

    I sanded every thing by hand but if you want to save some time you could use a sander to make it a little faster but I would only do that with the 60 grit Thats about all there is to it. For the paint I just used that Caliper paint kit you can get at Walmart and put 4 coats on it.

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    Those look really nice, I took the lazy route and had mine powdercoated.

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    I love polished calipers!! Looks just like mine.. cept with the TA stickers instead of Camaro. Great work man.. new rotors will totally clean it up.



    Did you do the rears too??


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    WOW!!!! I want to do that on mine. That looks great. I dont have the money to buy new rotors just to clean up the look. Do you think if I painted the rusty part of my rotors black it would look good?? If not black what color would you go with??

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    i know a local car place will turn oem rotors, dunno bout the ones you got

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    Very clean.


    Check out my rear calipers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Very clean.


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    All those calipers look GREAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbydawn421 View Post
    WOW!!!! I want to do that on mine. That looks great. I dont have the money to buy new rotors just to clean up the look. Do you think if I painted the rusty part of my rotors black it would look good?? If not black what color would you go with??
    Painting the rotors works.. I did that on my old set before I got the Zinc coated ones.. It'd look something like this:


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    Turned out pretty good. I was going to post some pics of mine but I just realized that I lost all of my earlier pics of my car when my 2ndary hard drive crashed a few months ago I took mine all the way up to 2000 grit paper with a vibrating sander. You could see a reflection before the polish was applied :P

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    so do you guys do this on the car or off?

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