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Just painted my Calipers... #199092 Jun 14, 5:56am Jun 14, 5:56am
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Just painted my Calipers...
When I painted it on, I was surprised that it was sort of a baby blue. But after looking at it, I thought it goes better with the silver. Let me know what you guys think! thumbsup

I still have yet to do the back ones, I might do those today.

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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199093 Jun 14, 5:58am Jun 14, 5:58am
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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199094 Jun 14, 6:03am Jun 14, 6:03am
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ehhh its ok...i'm not a big fan of the color...but if you like it thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: trog2233] #199095 Jun 14, 6:09am Jun 14, 6:09am
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looks kinda weird...

you should take it apart and remove the paint from the anti-squeal shim thumbsup


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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: DiabloGTS] #199096 Jun 14, 6:11am Jun 14, 6:11am
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Yeah, I acidentally painted over that frown is it hard to take apart?

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199097 Jun 14, 6:20am Jun 14, 6:20am
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not really, but, if you are going to do it, you may want to think about getting some new rotors (if you take the caliper off, the rotor is just one more 3 minute step) thumbsup


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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: DiabloGTS] #199098 Jun 14, 7:27am Jun 14, 7:27am
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i decided im going to paint mine red... ( i have a silver gt)

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: CelicaRacer05] #199099 Jun 14, 7:33am Jun 14, 7:33am
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looks nice, but in order for it too flow better you would have to have more baby blue stuff done. did you take the wheel off and tape of the rotor and spray? i was just thinking about using a paint brush and spraying the paint onto like a piece of plastic or something and using the brush to put it on the rotor, i dont know how nice it will come out, but it should keep it from getting all over, not to mention i wont have to tape stuff off.

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: vondutchguy] #199100 Jun 14, 7:39am Jun 14, 7:39am
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I sprayed it, but when I do the back ones, I'm deff gunna use a brush. With the spray it got every where cause of the wind. I had to use a buttload of paper, rediculous. I think using a brush would be a lot easier.

I'm still kind of iffy on the baby blue ever since it came out of the can and onto the calipers. But it was the ONLY 900 degree paint pep boys had. If I decide to repaint them, where would I be able to get other blue colors?

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199101 Jun 14, 8:03am Jun 14, 8:03am
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try the G2 paint system... it's expensive but looks good and will last. I chose red, however the blue from their website looks much darker than yours...

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Sultan] #199102 Jun 14, 8:14am Jun 14, 8:14am
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i think it looks good man

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: trog2233] #199103 Jun 14, 9:44am Jun 14, 9:44am
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Originally Posted by trog2233
ehhh its ok...i'm not a big fan of the color...but if you like it thumbsup


the blue is funky looking

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Mad_Game] #199104 Jun 14, 9:44am Jun 14, 9:44am
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thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: DaBigTickett] #199105 Jun 14, 9:57am Jun 14, 9:57am
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thumbsup=on the paint
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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Xer0GT] #199106 Jun 14, 10:43am Jun 14, 10:43am
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Excellent paint job!!! The color, is... well... interesting?!

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199107 Jun 14, 11:54am Jun 14, 11:54am
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Nice job. thumbsup Not sure about the color but hey, it looks 100x better then the stock color.

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #199108 Jun 14, 2:52pm Jun 14, 2:52pm
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Alright, I bought a new blue and its darker than that. I decided I didnt like the one I did, because it's deffinatly baby blue lol. It looks different in certian light, but for the most part... its baby blue... and baby blue... is NOT for me. So I'm going right now to repaint them, wish me luck! thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199109 Jun 14, 2:59pm Jun 14, 2:59pm
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Looks like the paint got everywhere bro... whats the deal? Hope your breaks dont squeek.


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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: CaLiGTS] #199110 Jun 14, 3:05pm Jun 14, 3:05pm
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is colorin the Calipers EASY ? looks like small effort with big difference ~ grin

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Gachinto] #199111 Jun 14, 3:21pm Jun 14, 3:21pm
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caligts - nah my brakes are fine. and I made sure to mask off EVERYTHING (im a perfectionist lol) so nothing got anywhere. Except the anti squeal shim, I figure I can scrape it off when I'm done re painting them wink

Gachinto - It's VERY easy, takes a little bit of time though. If you have more than one jack you can go to another caliper while the other ones are drying. If you do it that way, it's even faster. Most of it is just waiting though.

Like right now, I'm waiting for the first coat of the new color to dry. It siad 20 min, so here I am twitling my thumbs lol

The new color is kinda dark now. I even tried mixing the baby blue and the regular blue together (in a cup) to see what would happen, it curddled or something. We'll see how it turns out, and if I'm going to repaint them ... AGIAN. lol

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199112 Jun 14, 3:32pm Jun 14, 3:32pm
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I look forward to seeing the newly painted calipers - thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Sultan] #199113 Jun 14, 3:36pm Jun 14, 3:36pm
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looks good, I would go with a darker/more metallish color though... smile


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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: mr_celica] #199114 Jun 14, 3:56pm Jun 14, 3:56pm
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what's the squeal shim? do you not want to paint that?

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: mr_celica] #199115 Jun 14, 3:58pm Jun 14, 3:58pm
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i like red and black more, but looks like you did a good job painting it


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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: NorwayGT] #199116 Jun 14, 4:24pm Jun 14, 4:24pm
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Nice job on the paint, but I agree with everyone else about the blue, either go with a darker blue or go black, Cant wait to see the new pics though! thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: tgts2000] #199117 Jun 14, 5:19pm Jun 14, 5:19pm
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Alright guys, I JUST took this! I like this A LOT better! Let me know what you think!

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Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199118 Jun 14, 5:24pm Jun 14, 5:24pm
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That blue is 10000x better, looks AWESOME!! thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: tgts2000] #199119 Jun 14, 5:27pm Jun 14, 5:27pm
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looks good. how long are you supposed to let it dry before you can drive?

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The can says overnight, but I bet you could drive within maybe 3 hours?

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199121 Jun 14, 5:36pm Jun 14, 5:36pm
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and what did you paint that you didnt want to?

Re: Just painted my Calipers... #199122 Jun 14, 5:44pm Jun 14, 5:44pm
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It's a metallic and aqua looking type thing in the middle of the front calipers. I dont think it would make too much of a difference if you did paint them. I didn't mean too, but I'm just going to let time take it off. It peels off really easy.

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199123 Jun 14, 7:26pm Jun 14, 7:26pm
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definitely feelin that much more...

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Sultan] #199124 Jun 14, 9:03pm Jun 14, 9:03pm
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hey timO did you just painted the calibers with your darker blue over the baby blue or did you take the baby blue off first if you took the baby blue off how did you do it? what did you use?


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eek eek eek SWEET eek eek eek
how many coats/layers should you paint ? thumbsup

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: Gachinto] #199126 Jun 14, 9:47pm Jun 14, 9:47pm
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that looks much better!!! now you might get into a purple crowd if the light changes, but it looks good right... and im definately doing my calipers this week... siver with red or silver with black...

do our cailpers come stock the greyish color they are? or are they black from the factory and are just so worn out?

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: CelicaRacer05] #199127 Jun 15, 9:50am Jun 15, 9:50am
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i'd say get BIG BRAKE KITS ... looks even better thumbsup if not costy wtf

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: JAY-C] #199128 Jun 15, 9:51am Jun 15, 9:51am
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Originally Posted by JAY-C
hey timO did you just painted the calibers with your darker blue over the baby blue or did you take the baby blue off first if you took the baby blue off how did you do it? what did you use?


I cleaned it off more (because I was driving around with it all day like that) and then just painted over them.

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Originally Posted by Gachinto
eek eek eek SWEET eek eek eek
how many coats/layers should you paint ? thumbsup


I did 4 coats each color, so thats 8 total haha

Re: Just painted my Calipers... [Re: TimO] #199130 Jun 15, 10:10am Jun 15, 10:10am
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Looks good~! thumbsup


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you should have done red...but oh well...thats alright...im just not a big fan of that color wave

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weird but special color thumbsup spineyes


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Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
you should have done red...but oh well...thats alright...im just not a big fan of that color wave


Yeah, but everyone does red. Plus I'm goin for a blue scheme thumbsup

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