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Painted my brake vents

This is a discussion on Painted my brake vents within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I painted my brake vents snakeskin green. I think it looks pretty cool. What do you guys think? Sorry for ...

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    Painted my brake vents

    I painted my brake vents snakeskin green. I think it looks pretty cool. What do you guys think? Sorry for the bad pictures.



    This one still needs one more coat of clear on it.



    They actually look darker in person, more like this:

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    I like it.

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    Goes well with your theme do I see that your brake calipers are still silver?

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    Yeah they are still silver because they are the CTS-Vs and came that way. I am going to have them powder coated snakeskin green but power coating places are going to charge me $145 a caliper for that color....so I am saving up. The only place I found that can do that color is this bwoodyperformance.com. Wish I could find a place locally that would do it.

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    Thats a steap price jezz. I don't know if that is the average price tho since I have never had anything powdercoated

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    Thats a steap price jezz. I don't know if that is the average price tho since I have never had anything powdercoated
    It isn't, it is the special powder. Snakeskin green apparently is expensive.

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    looks good

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    Looks good!! Did you make them brake vents or are they still just fender openings? Playing around for winter project and thinking of making lower holes in WS6 front bumper openinings for brake ducting and will "run" across rotors and exit thru fender openings (covered by plastic inner fenderwell) so wondering if you did the exit part. I know your powdercoating calipers which will look sharp but if ever painting USE CLEARCOAT.makes ceaning lots easier (looks good to)

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    how did you get them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    how did you get them out?
    Used a flathead screw driver and slowly pried them out. There are clips on the sides of them that hold them in.

    Quote Originally Posted by 01badbird View Post
    Looks good!! Did you make them brake vents or are they still just fender openings? Playing around for winter project and thinking of making lower holes in WS6 front bumper openinings for brake ducting and will "run" across rotors and exit thru fender openings (covered by plastic inner fenderwell) so wondering if you did the exit part. I know your powdercoating calipers which will look sharp but if ever painting USE CLEARCOAT.makes ceaning lots easier (looks good to)
    Thanks! They are still just fender openings, that is a good idea though, I may have to do something like that.
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