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TrewCelica
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TrewCelica Nov 25, 5:54am - #62858 

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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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spaztikid
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spaztikid Nov 25, 6:12am - #62859 
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they look pretty good. i never thought of doing that.
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Stephen
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Stephen Nov 25, 6:19am - #62860 
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Yah, that does look nice. Spaztikid...your car appears to be flying in your sig picture, very nice tongue
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shox Nov 25, 6:39am - #62861 

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Wow, looks a lot better than painted! Looks almost chrome too! Awesome job!
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Kim Nov 25, 7:41am - #62862 
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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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Steven Nov 25, 7:50am - #62863 
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more surface area means means faster cooling by heat dissipation.

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Satoshi Nov 25, 8:41am - #62864 
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great job! thumbsup

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Gcelica02
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Gcelica02 Nov 25, 1:20pm - #62865 

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THAT IS AWESOME! I was thinking about painting my calipers but you got me sold on polish. thumbsup
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BHayes____ZZT231 Nov 25, 1:40pm - #62866 

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They really accent the wheels thumbsup

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TrewCelica
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TrewCelica Nov 25, 5:38pm - #62867 

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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
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hupsohl Nov 25, 7:05pm - #62868 
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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
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CID498 Nov 25, 7:13pm - #62869 

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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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Steven Nov 25, 7:15pm - #62870 
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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
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ice33 Nov 25, 7:19pm - #62871 

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Now i want to do mine white grin
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Steven Nov 25, 7:21pm - #62872 
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Brake dust + white calipers = yuck

Originally Posted by ice33
Now i want to do mine white grin
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Evan Nov 26, 3:42am - #62873 

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Looks really good thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Nov 26, 10:49pm - #62874 

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sweeet

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