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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:46am - #56427 

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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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BReakinDrifTs Oct 29, 4:55am - #56428 
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yes that redx looks very nice with silver
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Evan Oct 29, 5:11am - #56429 

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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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isayx3 Oct 29, 5:11am - #56430 
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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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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 5:13am - #56431 

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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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Evan Oct 29, 5:15am - #56432 

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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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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 5:18am - #56433 

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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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Evan Oct 29, 5:20am - #56434 

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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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isayx3 Oct 29, 5:21am - #56435 
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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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LiGhTniNgGT-S Oct 29, 5:58am - #56436 
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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.
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DaBigTickett Oct 29, 7:08am - #56437 

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Silver would look really nice, you should go with that.
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verano Oct 29, 7:11am - #56438 

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try this shade of blue..it might look good on silver
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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 12:45pm - #56439 

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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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swthrtracer Oct 29, 2:32pm - #56440 
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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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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 3:16pm - #56441 

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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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CelicaPrincess Oct 29, 4:04pm - #56442 
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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
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hupsohl Oct 29, 4:59pm - #56443 
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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.
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RicePowered Oct 29, 5:03pm - #56444 
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Here's Silver/Aluminum color for you guys to look at ...

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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 5:04pm - #56445 

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I'm going with silver/aluminum paint.

Thanks Darren! I'll post pics up this afternoon

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Evan Oct 29, 6:01pm - #56446 

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Nice color, Rice thumbsup

Look forward to the pics, Diablo cool

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JBing Oct 29, 8:15pm - #56447 

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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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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 9:51pm - #56448 

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the blue has kinda grown on me...
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tWiSteD Oct 29, 11:31pm - #56449 

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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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VSGTS14 Oct 30, 1:14am - #56450 

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go with whatever colors match your color scheme

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Oct 30, 1:39am - #56451 

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yeah the blue you used on ur calipers matches perfectly with ur new seats thumbsup
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DiabloGTS Oct 30, 1:48am - #56452 

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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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vebe1 Oct 30, 1:48am - #56453 
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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
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DiabloGTS Oct 30, 1:54am - #56454 

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I'm gonna stick with the blue, it's grown on me thumbsup

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Johnny178 Oct 30, 2:03am - #56455 

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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
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Street Prototype Oct 30, 2:03am - #56456 

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DiabloGTS Oct 30, 2:08am - #56457 

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it looks flat for some reason, it's not in person.

Digi cam sucks spineyes

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Virgilson Oct 30, 4:49pm - #56458 

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haha I used that word..."Nay"
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xmangt1 Oct 31, 10:25am - #56459 

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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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