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Polished calipers

This is a discussion on Polished calipers within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; so i tried something i found on 1 of the forums,i polished my calipers and painted the bracket my color,yea ...

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    Polished calipers

    so i tried something i found on 1 of the forums,i polished my calipers and painted the bracket my color,yea i know the piston is rusty,but i'm going to rebuild them b4 i put them on the car.what do you think?put them on last week,also did chrome plexi bird and blackouts on the fogs,

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    I think it looks great, personaly, I would paint the caliper instead of polish it. But that looks really nice also. Great job!
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    Looks did I did mine too. IMO some cars painted calipers just dont match with like your orange metallic or my maple red metallic.
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    Looks really good. Might want to clearcoat that bastard

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    My calipers were painted black b4 but they don't show well and as redbird says red won't look good with our color cars,so i polished them and just painted my brackets to match my paint,i'll see what happens with heat.I just finished 1 rear caliper,i'll get the other 1 this weekend.I'm going to get a high temp clear also.Next i'm going to paint my lid to match my paint.

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    Looks good!

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    what did you polish them with?
    i been wanting to do that to the maro

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    I used 180 or 220 to get the roughness off than i went to 400 to get the scratches of than 600,than i polished with Mothers metal polish.Although i did polish the fins and the backs you really don't see it when the wheels are on.When you're polishing,you need to rub it hard to get the black off

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    hell yeah, just finishing up mine... had them torn right down even had the pistons out of the calipers and everything... all I can say is brake cleaner and a circular wire brush on a drill are your two best friends...

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    Red Orange Metallic
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    yeah i should have mentioned that.

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    looks good. How long did it take you to do each one?

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    To be honest,on the 1st 1 i probably spent 3-4 hrs but that wasn't full time by the 2nd 1 it was all done in about 90mins.The rear calipers take even less time,little bit of work but great results and you did it yourself

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    Im unsure what looks the best for stock calipers. I love the look of red brembos on anything but stock painted red looks rice. Like painting dash vents and door handles just because it can be taken off. Polished shows you care enough to make them look good. Black hides them. I cant decide what I want to do with mine if anything at all. Someday big baer kit? lol

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    Red Orange Metallic
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    In my opinion,i wouldn't put red on your orange car,it won't look right,my color
    red orange and Redbirds mrm color don't show well with red.To me you go with black(high gloss) or polished

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    looks great dude. I agree with painting the calipers or clearcoating it. Nice job on the bird.



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    i love it, man!! Just make sure you clear it....so it stays pretty!

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    Thanks i just have to paint my brackets in the back and than i'll clear them

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