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    Do you guys think its kind of ricerish to paint your brake calipers? In my case i am thinking to paint them red on a silver car but i still dont know, what do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    Do you guys think its kind of ricerish to paint your brake calipers? In my case i am thinking to paint them red on a silver car but i still dont know, what do you guys think?
    I would...makes them stand out, just make sure you do them nicely, don't half-ass it.

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    its only rice if you do a cheesy job and it looks like you have three brain cells. i think black would look better (safer choice) unless maybe ya had some red SFC's. also you could paint the center of rotors too. my buddy has a white/orange striped camaro--he painted his orange and it looks real clean, especially while rollin.
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    red cals on a silver car would look hard i just painted mine red, glad i did

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    Do you guys think its kind of ricerish to paint your brake calipers? In my case i am thinking to paint them red on a silver car but i still dont know, what do you guys think?
    Paint em and lets see some pics

    Spray Caliper paint FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98T/A.SNAKEATER_ View Post
    red cals on a silver car would look hard i just painted mine red, glad i did
    Thats what i thought too. but i still dont know.

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    well dont let me talk ya out of it i'm real conservative when it comes to this kinda stuff. actually as it seems you are. paint 'em red like your first instinct and if ya dont like it scuff up the paint and re-paint 'em black. really if you had some red sfc's stickin down it would be no question.

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    I say go for it. I painted mine with the caliper paint for autozone, i left them on the car (didnt disconnet the rubber line) just sanded them down and sprayed them. it was time consuming took me a few days bc i would do one one day, then do another one the next day lol. Its holding up good so far about 8 or 9 months or so, daily driver lol.

    Just i wish i would of taken the time to take the brackets off behind the caliper and polished/painted them too. Yeah the inside of the rotor looks good too, i didnt do that part either lol.

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    you lazy bastard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    you lazy bastard!
    lol yeah i know, the socket i had was most likly going to strip them, they were on there good so i said f'it

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    when i do my rear brakes im going to paint mine white because the rims are black with polished aluminum lip and i like my whole black and white theme i got going on with the car. the only thing is i dont know if i wanna do some of the caliper stickers that say camaro. more than likely im not going to but who knows it might look good.

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    i havent decided if i want to do mine black like the body or silver like the stripes and accents..... any suggestions? have TTM's

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    does anybody have a silver ta with painted calipers?

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    I think you should paint them (along with the center and outside edges of the rotors)...there's nothing like some rusty rotors/weathered calipers to really hurt the look of some nice rims. I haven't done mine yet, but only because I have to get new pads & rotors soon, so I'm waiting until then to paint mine. Personally, I think I'm going to go with Black paint...should look good with the Pewter body....

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    when i changed and got the zo6 wheels it was very clear i needed to something about my brakes looked like a polished turd chrome wheels with nasty brakes behind them sooo i painted them red i think it looks 10 times better

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck4345 View Post
    when i changed and got the zo6 wheels it was very clear i needed to something about my brakes looked like a polished turd chrome wheels with nasty brakes behind them sooo i painted them red i think it looks 10 times better
    Exactly! I've got black chrome C6 rims and those weathered and rusty calipers really take away from the wheels....like I said, mine will definitely be painted soon!!!

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    red looks so much better on black. But i cant make a decision on whether red would look good on silver on regular ws6 wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    red looks so much better on black. But i cant make a decision on whether red would look good on silver on regular ws6 wheels.
    i think it would look good

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    aaah wire brush em real good and just paint em satin black. very clean look but not ricey . . . leave the bright colors to the aftermarket brake companies

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    Do you guys think its kind of ricerish to paint your brake calipers?
    I do. I like em polished alot tho.

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