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Polished Brake Calipers #62858 Nov 24, 9:54pm Nov 24, 9:54pm
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Polished Brake Calipers
Thougt I 'd try polishing my brake calipers instead of painting them. Looks alright but a pain in the ass to do . Just remember to wear a face mask if you try this.

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Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62859 Nov 24, 10:12pm Nov 24, 10:12pm
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they look pretty good. i never thought of doing that.

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62860 Nov 24, 10:19pm Nov 24, 10:19pm
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Yah, that does look nice. Spaztikid...your car appears to be flying in your sig picture, very nice tongue

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62861 Nov 24, 10:39pm Nov 24, 10:39pm
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Wow, looks a lot better than painted! Looks almost chrome too! Awesome job!

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62862 Nov 24, 11:41pm Nov 24, 11:41pm
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someone brought up that by polishing the brake caliper like this you will affect the cooling caacity of the caliper. It is supposed to have those grooves for cooling purposes.


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Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62863 Nov 24, 11:50pm Nov 24, 11:50pm
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more surface area means means faster cooling by heat dissipation.


Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62864 Nov 25, 12:41am Nov 25, 12:41am
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great job! thumbsup


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Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62865 Nov 25, 5:20am Nov 25, 5:20am
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THAT IS AWESOME! I was thinking about painting my calipers but you got me sold on polish. thumbsup

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: Gcelica02] #62866 Nov 25, 5:40am Nov 25, 5:40am
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They really accent the wheels thumbsup


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Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62867 Nov 25, 9:38am Nov 25, 9:38am
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There's still plenty of surface area for cooling, if that was a problem. I only polshed the face of the calipers the rest remains the same. It's no different then painting the calipers. The paint would fill the grooves anyways. Thanks guys for the comments

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62868 Nov 25, 11:05am Nov 25, 11:05am
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That looks awesome. I just painted mine silver this weekend...I wanted to polish them, but painting them seemed like it would be a lot easier. thumbsup

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62869 Nov 25, 11:13am Nov 25, 11:13am
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Look's cool.
but I foresee "RUST" being an issue in the future calipers are cast iron and are painted for a reason, to seal them.


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Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62870 Nov 25, 11:15am Nov 25, 11:15am
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I'll take all teh cooling i can get.

Originally Posted by TrewCelica
There's still plenty of surface area for cooling, if that was a problem. I only polshed the face of the calipers the rest remains the same. It's no different then painting the calipers. The paint would fill the grooves anyways. Thanks guys for the comments

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62871 Nov 25, 11:19am Nov 25, 11:19am
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Now i want to do mine white grin

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: ice33] #62872 Nov 25, 11:21am Nov 25, 11:21am
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Brake dust + white calipers = yuck

Originally Posted by ice33
Now i want to do mine white grin

Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: Steven] #62873 Nov 25, 7:42pm Nov 25, 7:42pm
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Looks really good thumbsup


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Re: Polished Brake Calipers [Re: TrewCelica] #62874 Nov 26, 2:49pm Nov 26, 2:49pm
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