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TimO
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TimO Jun 14, 1:56pm - #199092 

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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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TimO
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TimO Jun 14, 1:58pm - #199093 

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trog2233 Jun 14, 2:03pm - #199094 

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ehhh its ok...i'm not a big fan of the color...but if you like it thumbsup
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DiabloGTS Jun 14, 2:09pm - #199095 

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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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TimO Jun 14, 2:11pm - #199096 

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Yeah, I acidentally painted over that frown is it hard to take apart?
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DiabloGTS Jun 14, 2:20pm - #199097 

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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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CelicaRacer05 Jun 14, 3:27pm - #199098 

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i decided im going to paint mine red... ( i have a silver gt)
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vondutchguy Jun 14, 3:33pm - #199099 

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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.
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TimO
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TimO Jun 14, 3:39pm - #199100 

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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?
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Sultan
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Sultan Jun 14, 4:03pm - #199101 

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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...
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Mad_Game Jun 14, 4:14pm - #199102 
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i think it looks good man
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cycocelica Jun 14, 5:44pm - #199103 

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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
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DaBigTickett Jun 14, 5:44pm - #199104 

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thumbsup
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Xer0GT Jun 14, 5:57pm - #199105 
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thumbsup=on the paint
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Sarge03 Jun 14, 6:43pm - #199106 

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Excellent paint job!!! The color, is... well... interesting?!
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GraSSRooTs Jun 14, 7:54pm - #199107 

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Nice job. thumbsup Not sure about the color but hey, it looks 100x better then the stock color.
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TimO
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TimO Jun 14, 10:52pm - #199108 

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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
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CaLiGTS Jun 14, 10:59pm - #199109 

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Looks like the paint got everywhere bro... whats the deal? Hope your breaks dont squeek.

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Gachinto Jun 14, 11:05pm - #199110 

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is colorin the Calipers EASY ? looks like small effort with big difference ~ grin
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TimO
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TimO Jun 14, 11:21pm - #199111 

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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
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Sultan
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Sultan Jun 14, 11:32pm - #199112 

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I look forward to seeing the newly painted calipers - thumbsup
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mr_celica Jun 14, 11:36pm - #199113 

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looks good, I would go with a darker/more metallish color though... smile

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Celica2k Jun 14, 11:56pm - #199114 

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what's the squeal shim? do you not want to paint that?
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NorwayGT Jun 14, 11:58pm - #199115 

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i like red and black more, but looks like you did a good job painting it

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tgts2000 Jun 15, 12:24am - #199116 

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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
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TimO Jun 15, 1:19am - #199117 

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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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tgts2000 Jun 15, 1:24am - #199118 

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That blue is 10000x better, looks AWESOME!! thumbsup thumbsup
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Celica2k Jun 15, 1:27am - #199119 

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looks good. how long are you supposed to let it dry before you can drive?
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TimO Jun 15, 1:34am - #199120 

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The can says overnight, but I bet you could drive within maybe 3 hours?
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Celica2k Jun 15, 1:36am - #199121 

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and what did you paint that you didnt want to?
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TimO Jun 15, 1:44am - #199122 

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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.
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Sultan Jun 15, 3:26am - #199123 

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definitely feelin that much more...
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JAY-C Jun 15, 5:03am - #199124 
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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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Gachinto Jun 15, 5:42am - #199125 

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eek eek eek SWEET eek eek eek
how many coats/layers should you paint ? thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Jun 15, 5:47am - #199126 

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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?
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Gachinto Jun 15, 5:50pm - #199127 

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i'd say get BIG BRAKE KITS ... looks even better thumbsup if not costy wtf
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TimO Jun 15, 5:51pm - #199128 

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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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TimO Jun 15, 6:00pm - #199129 

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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
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OBi3 Jun 15, 6:10pm - #199130 

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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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Veilside Jun 15, 9:55pm - #199132 
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weird but special color thumbsup spineyes

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TimO
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TimO Jun 15, 11:33pm - #199133 

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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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