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Dec 4, 1:14pm - #64626 
My new brakes/calipers

Got some pics!

They look BADASS when you see them in person! thumbsup

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Dec 4, 1:14pm - #64627 
grin

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Dec 4, 1:15pm - #64628 
thumbsup

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Dec 4, 1:17pm - #64629 
Perty!! look nice thumbsup

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Dec 4, 1:17pm - #64630 
thumbsup I see you painted to dust guards silver too grin

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Dec 4, 1:18pm - #64631 
Originally Posted by RicePowered
thumbsup I see you painted to dust guards silver too grin


yeah, they were GHETTO brown.

Took me a long time to clean the crap off them with brakes parts cleaner


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Dec 4, 1:21pm - #64632 
thumbsup Nice

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Dec 4, 1:26pm - #64633 
I bet they stop on a dime.

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Dec 4, 1:29pm - #64634 
Originally Posted by Steven
I bet they stop on a dime.


they actually stop TOO good.

I pressed the pedal a little harder (I was used to having to slam on them) and I gave myself a choke with the seatbelt.

However, they are squeaking a little bit, and when I come to a full stop, sometimes it feels like the rotor/pad is "grabbing" and the pedal feels weird.

Probably go away after they get broken in


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Dec 4, 1:41pm - #64635 
I love shiny new stuff, good job dude.


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Dec 4, 2:37pm - #64636 
ohhh preettty grin


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Dec 4, 4:09pm - #64637 
sweet, i love red brake calipers. it gives a custom look but still keeps the car looking clean thumbsup

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Dec 4, 4:11pm - #64638 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by RicePowered
thumbsup I see you painted to dust guards silver too grin


yeah, they were GHETTO brown.

Took me a long time to clean the crap off them with brakes parts cleaner


i did notice how good it looked...very very nice. i'll have to do that to mine. mine are starting to get brown as well. what did you use to paint/buff?

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Dec 4, 4:16pm - #64639 
Very nice thumbsup


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Dec 4, 4:30pm - #64640 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by RicePowered
thumbsup I see you painted to dust guards silver too grin


yeah, they were GHETTO brown.

Took me a long time to clean the crap off them with brakes parts cleaner


i did notice how good it looked...very very nice. i'll have to do that to mine. mine are starting to get brown as well. what did you use to paint/buff?


same question


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Dec 4, 4:33pm - #64641 
nice thumbsup

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Dec 4, 4:35pm - #64642 
DAMN eek, i love em', how did you do it, and what paint did you use?


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Dec 4, 4:39pm - #64643 
awesome! looks great thumbsup


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Dec 4, 4:40pm - #64644 
when you take off the rotor, you will just need to use some brake parts cleaner and some elbow grease.

Or, you could just paint over it confused


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Dec 4, 4:47pm - #64645 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
when you take off the rotor, you will just need to use some brake parts cleaner and some elbow grease.

Or, you could just paint over it confused


Noooooo! Don't paint over the rust, it will come through in time.


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Dec 4, 4:48pm - #64646 
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
when you take off the rotor, you will just need to use some brake parts cleaner and some elbow grease.

Or, you could just paint over it confused


Noooooo! Don't paint over the rust, it will come through in time.


well, mine weren't rusted, just CRUSTED with brake dust. if there was any rust, it came off with brake parts cleaner


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Dec 4, 4:49pm - #64647 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Originally Posted by EvanJ

Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

when you take off the rotor, you will just need to use some brake parts cleaner and some elbow grease.

Or, you could just paint over it confused


Noooooo! Don't paint over the rust, it will come through in time.


well, mine weren't rusted, just CRUSTED with brake dust. if there was any rust, it came off with brake parts cleaner


If you paint over dirt, the dirt will eventually come loose and leave unpainted sections: in short, it will look like crap - don't do it grin


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Dec 4, 4:54pm - #64648 
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
when you take off the rotor, you will just need to use some brake parts cleaner and some elbow grease.

Or, you could just paint over it confused


Noooooo! Don't paint over the rust, it will come through in time.


well, mine weren't rusted, just CRUSTED with brake dust. if there was any rust, it came off with brake parts cleaner


If you paint over dirt, the dirt will eventually come loose and leave unpainted sections: in short, it will look like crap - don't do it grin


well, unless you want to scrub for an hour or two.

I had to SCRUB for 2 hours to get them all clean.


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Dec 4, 4:58pm - #64649 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by EvanJ
[quote=DiabloGTS]when you take off the rotor, you will just need to use some brake parts cleaner and some elbow grease.

Or, you could just paint over it confused


Noooooo! Don't paint over the rust, it will come through in time.


well, mine weren't rusted, just CRUSTED with brake dust. if there was any rust, it came off with brake parts cleaner


If you paint over dirt, the dirt will eventually come loose and leave unpainted sections: in short, it will look like crap - don't do it grin


well, unless you want to scrub for an hour or two.

I had to SCRUB for 2 hours to get them all clean. [/quote]

Time well spent, trust me. If you save time now by just painting over the dirt, you'll regret it in the long run when you have to strip it all off later and repaint.


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Dec 4, 5:09pm - #64650 
true, but some people don't care thumbsup


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Dec 4, 5:30pm - #64651 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Steven
I bet they stop on a dime.


they actually stop TOO good.

I pressed the pedal a little harder (I was used to having to slam on them) and I gave myself a choke with the seatbelt.

However, they are squeaking a little bit , and when I come to a full stop, sometimes it feels like the rotor/pad is "grabbing" and the pedal feels weird.

Probably go away after they get broken in



mine squeak tooo,i thought i needed some new pad... and i went to get em checked and they said that theyre ok, that it might be because its metal w/ metal...
how could i get em fixed confused


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Dec 4, 5:34pm - #64652 
eek

that looks HOT thumbsup


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Dec 4, 9:42pm - #64653 
Looks nice thumbsup thumbsup

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Dec 4, 10:04pm - #64654 
hey guys i have this problem with a brake dust build up on my brake calipers. so i have to redo them every spring. so my nice red should look like the brake calipers posted in this post but they look like shit. i'm getting sick and tired of painting them over and over again. right now they look maroon in color. i wash my car once a week and detail the calipers, however i can't get the grime off of it. is there something i can spray on top of the calipers, once i paint it again this coming spring, that will resist brake dust build up, or perhaps while let the brake dust slide off easily when i wash it. plz help. oh by the way i use 1200 degree safe engine paint. see if you guys can help me with this. because this whole process is so time consuming and i'm becoming very discouraged by this. thnx for all the help you can give me

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Dec 5, 8:18am - #64655 
Originally Posted by slik_gts
hey guys i have this problem with a brake dust build up on my brake calipers. so i have to redo them every spring. so my nice red should look like the brake calipers posted in this post but they look like shit. i'm getting sick and tired of painting them over and over again. right now they look maroon in color. i wash my car once a week and detail the calipers, however i can't get the grime off of it. is there something i can spray on top of the calipers, once i paint it again this coming spring, that will resist brake dust build up, or perhaps while let the brake dust slide off easily when i wash it. plz help. oh by the way i use 1200 degree safe engine paint. see if you guys can help me with this. because this whole process is so time consuming and i'm becoming very discouraged by this. thnx for all the help you can give me

slik


well, I'd suggest stripping your calipers (if you use brake parts cleaner, it comes RIGHT off)

then, give them 3-4 coats (I did)

also, switch to a low brake dust pad (do you have TRD?)


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Dec 5, 11:28am - #64656 
Good JOb!! thumbsup thumbsup


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Dec 5, 12:24pm - #64657 
no i don't have TRD pads. but i didn't know that pads will make a difference in such a thing. n e ways. i clean 'em very good every time and not to mention hours of scrubbing. but i hate the build up of brake dust. i'll try the TRD pads, but there has to be some kind of spray that you can do over the final product that will resist the brake dust. my older brotehr just got an infinity g35 and his brembo brakes are sweet. his calipers are colored and you can't see n e brake dust buildup on those. y?

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Dec 5, 1:54pm - #64658 
brake dust comes from the brake pad as it desinigrates. My brake pads are carbon ceramic and expell a lot of dust because they wear down faster than the normal pad. They also grab a hell of a lot harder and aren't subject to brake fade which is when your pads and rotors get hot.

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