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dman
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dman Aug 8, 10:14pm - #243564 

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painting brakes

i was wondering if i should just do the front calipers or the front and rear drums. what do you guys think.

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FloydianSlip6
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FloydianSlip6 Aug 8, 10:27pm - #243565 

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don't paint the rear if there isn't a caliper. it will just highlight the fact that you dont have 4 wheel disc brakes
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 8, 10:42pm - #243566 

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you could paint them though, but just black to protect them, they might be rusted or just off color... im planing on painting my calipers red, and painting my drums black just to keep them "looking" new, though they are totoaly old... and rusted looking
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dman
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dman Aug 9, 2:22am - #243567 

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thats a good idea im thinkin i might do that but im not sure yet

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MothTRD Aug 9, 2:29am - #243568 

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Im thinking about painting my brake caliper to or buy a big brake kit.
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GTS02 Aug 9, 3:28am - #243569 

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Just paint the callipers, painting the drums looks dumb thumbsdown
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fonz182 Aug 9, 3:37am - #243570 

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only do it if you have 4 discs. or if you have upgraded front discs then just paint the drums black.
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Evan Aug 9, 5:08am - #243571 

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I completely disagree. I painted mine black, front and rear, even though I have a GT with only front discs.

It's a lot better looking than the rusty, dirty stock look, especially if you have aftermarket rims.

Here's what they look like now:
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Evan Aug 9, 5:11am - #243572 

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and here's how they looked before puke
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Erick Aug 9, 5:18am - #243573 

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paint the drums black thumbsup

and the front any color you like thumbsup
although red seems to be quite nice universaly... happywink

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mukalicious Aug 9, 6:16am - #243574 

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the before pictures matched your rims better! rofl
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morris Aug 9, 7:02am - #243575 
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
don't paint the rear if there isn't a caliper. it will just highlight the fact that you dont have 4 wheel disc brakes

Everybody knows that GT has not rear calipers... laughsilly painted or not...
I painted my calipers and rear drums. grin
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fonz182 Aug 9, 9:09am - #243576 

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well maybe if you werent planning to get brakes but you have rimms you should paint 'em all black.
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Celica2k Aug 9, 2:55pm - #243577 

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paint drum black and calipers any color.
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dman
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dman Aug 9, 7:09pm - #243578 

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k i think imma do that go with red in the front for sure already and black drums. thanks guys oh btw hey evan how are those kumho ecstas ?

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hector Aug 9, 7:19pm - #243579 

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paint both red!!!!
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Evan Aug 12, 5:57am - #243580 

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Originally Posted by dman
k i think imma do that go with red in the front for sure already and black drums. thanks guys oh btw hey evan how are those kumho ecstas ?


Yes, they are. smile

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Sultan Aug 12, 6:00am - #243581 

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Originally Posted by Erick
paint the drums black thumbsup

and the front any color you like thumbsup
although red seems to be quite nice universaly... happywink


that's my plan... thumbsup
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mister_tin Aug 12, 9:02pm - #243582 
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yummy red brakes... I'm thinking dirty grin

*drool
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Speed4TheNeed Aug 13, 2:29am - #243583 

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paint the drums either black or silver...paint the calipers whatever color you want.
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