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Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? #56427 Oct 28, 8:46pm Oct 28, 8:46pm
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Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay?
I am not sure if I like the color...I might go with silver...

any ideas? confused

yes, I know the rotors are rusted like hell, but slotted ones are on the way thumbsup

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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56428 Oct 28, 8:55pm Oct 28, 8:55pm
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yes that redx looks very nice with silver

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56429 Oct 28, 9:11pm Oct 28, 9:11pm
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I'm not crazy about that blue, I think silver would go really nice on a silver celica. thumbsup


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56430 Oct 28, 9:11pm Oct 28, 9:11pm
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I'm a fan of red calipers..but silver sounds interesting. If you do it post pics!


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56431 Oct 28, 9:13pm Oct 28, 9:13pm
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well, EVERYONE has red, I'm not into that.

The blue is SUPPOSED to be brighter...problem is the spray paint dissolved the plastic painting tray (which is black) and tinted it.

I'm going to repaint tomorrow, and see if I can get it brighter.


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56432 Oct 28, 9:15pm Oct 28, 9:15pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
well, EVERYONE has red, I'm not into that.

The blue is SUPPOSED to be brighter...problem is the spray paint dissolved the plastic painting tray (which is black) and tinted it.

I'm going to repaint tomorrow, and see if I can get it brighter.


I've used this stuff before, it turns out almost like spec blue. Very nice, doesn't peel either.

I got it at stylinconcepts.com

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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: Evan] #56433 Oct 28, 9:18pm Oct 28, 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
well, EVERYONE has red, I'm not into that.

The blue is SUPPOSED to be brighter...problem is the spray paint dissolved the plastic painting tray (which is black) and tinted it.

I'm going to repaint tomorrow, and see if I can get it brighter.


I've used this stuff before, it turns out almost like spec blue. Very nice, doesn't peel either.

I got it at stylinconcepts.com


I spent $3 on the can of paint I bought, and if I put another coat on tomorrow (with a METAL tray this time) it will look like that.

Might go with "aluminum" which is the color on the rotor piece which attaches to the wheel. thumbsup


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56434 Oct 28, 9:20pm Oct 28, 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I spent $3 on the can of paint I bought, and if I put another coat on tomorrow (with a METAL tray this time) it will look like that.


Up to you. It's like everyone always says: you get what you pay for. Cheap paint tends to flake after a while.

The link I gave also comes with brake cleaner and brushes.


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56435 Oct 28, 9:21pm Oct 28, 9:21pm
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Quote:
EVERYONE has red,


Because most big brakes are red smile

Sounds like silver is a better way to go for you then.

I'm going to paint mine soon still deciding on the color. I'd like to check out the silver on calipers.

Anyone have picts?

BTW..VHT Brake caliper paint can be bought at most autoparts place...its 7 bucks..couple bucks more than hi heat engine paint. The g2 paint listed above is some hi-quality stuff. If you got the cash but that stuff.


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56436 Oct 28, 9:58pm Oct 28, 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I am not sure if I like the color...I might go with silver...

any ideas? confused

yes, I know the rotors are rusted like hell, but slotted ones are on the way thumbsup


Diablo... if you had to choose, would you go with Kumhos or Falkens? Which one does better in what? I'm asking this because you like to AutoX.

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #56437 Oct 28, 11:08pm Oct 28, 11:08pm
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Silver would look really nice, you should go with that.

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56438 Oct 28, 11:11pm Oct 28, 11:11pm
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try this shade of blue..it might look good on silver
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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #56439 Oct 29, 4:45am Oct 29, 4:45am
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Originally Posted by LiGhTniNgGTS
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I am not sure if I like the color...I might go with silver...

any ideas? confused

yes, I know the rotors are rusted like hell, but slotted ones are on the way thumbsup


Diablo... if you had to choose, would you go with Kumhos or Falkens? Which one does better in what? I'm asking this because you like to AutoX.


never had falkens, but I LOVE my kumhos!!


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56440 Oct 29, 6:32am Oct 29, 6:32am
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Diablo, I used *gasp* Ford Blue on my calipers and they came out almost the exact color as my spec blue car, if thats the blue you are going for try that. And I just used the cap of the spray can to hold the paint laughsilly

*EDIT* Also, for the silver there was a post a while back about how to POLISH your calipers with a dremel, makes it silver.


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56441 Oct 29, 7:16am Oct 29, 7:16am
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well, I don't want a spec blue, but like a navy blue to match my new seats.

I'm going to do silver, I have the paint for it. spineyes


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56442 Oct 29, 8:04am Oct 29, 8:04am
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Silver would look nice...I was thinking about either doing silver or red on my car...blue and silver is not my cup of tea

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56443 Oct 29, 8:59am Oct 29, 8:59am
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Here's that link to polishing your calipers. I still don't know if I want to do that or paint mine an aluminum color.

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56444 Oct 29, 9:03am Oct 29, 9:03am
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Here's Silver/Aluminum color for you guys to look at ...

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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56445 Oct 29, 9:04am Oct 29, 9:04am
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I'm going with silver/aluminum paint.

Thanks Darren! I'll post pics up this afternoon


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56446 Oct 29, 10:01am Oct 29, 10:01am
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Nice color, Rice thumbsup

Look forward to the pics, Diablo cool


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56447 Oct 29, 12:15pm Oct 29, 12:15pm
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chrome paint looks very nice on the silver too i'll post a pic if i can find it, the blu looks ok for now though thumbsup


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56448 Oct 29, 1:51pm Oct 29, 1:51pm
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the blue has kinda grown on me...

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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: isayx3] #56449 Oct 29, 3:31pm Oct 29, 3:31pm
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Originally Posted by isayx3
I'm a fan of red calipers..but silver sounds interesting. If you do it post pics!


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56450 Oct 29, 5:14pm Oct 29, 5:14pm
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go with whatever colors match your color scheme


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: VSGTS14] #56451 Oct 29, 5:39pm Oct 29, 5:39pm
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yeah the blue you used on ur calipers matches perfectly with ur new seats thumbsup

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #56452 Oct 29, 5:48pm Oct 29, 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
yeah the blue you used on ur calipers matches perfectly with ur new seats thumbsup


thats what I was going for!


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56453 Oct 29, 5:48pm Oct 29, 5:48pm
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If you paint your calipers with aluminum the color will look metallic silver and NOT aluminum. This is what I did to get them to look like the aluminum of stock GTS wheels. I got Dupli-color high heat aluminum and painted the calipers by spraying the paint in a small plastic bowl and then brushing on the paint. After that they will have that metallic silver (sort of cheezy) look. Then use Dupli-color high heat clear and SPRAY the caliper...it will sort of "frost" it and give it the finish like the stock GTS wheels. I painted my calpers and engine plastics at the same time and I was disappointed until I sprayed on the clear...it made a HUGE difference. Highly recommended...hope this helps

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56454 Oct 29, 5:54pm Oct 29, 5:54pm
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I'm gonna stick with the blue, it's grown on me thumbsup


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56455 Oct 29, 6:03pm Oct 29, 6:03pm
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they look pretty cool...just dunno about the color being so flat...but I guess as you they would grow on me too... post a pic when you get the new rotors. thumbsup

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56456 Oct 29, 6:03pm Oct 29, 6:03pm
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great thumbsup


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56457 Oct 29, 6:08pm Oct 29, 6:08pm
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it looks flat for some reason, it's not in person.

Digi cam sucks spineyes


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Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: DiabloGTS] #56458 Oct 30, 8:49am Oct 30, 8:49am
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haha I used that word..."Nay"

Re: Painted Calipers: Yay or Nay? [Re: RicePowered] #56459 Oct 31, 2:25am Oct 31, 2:25am
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
Here's Silver/Aluminum color for you guys to look at ...

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Blue is cool on your car Diablo. I'm going to do mine silver/aluminum

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