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My new brakes/calipers #64626 Dec 4, 1:14pm Dec 4, 1:14pm
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My new brakes/calipers
Got some pics!

They look BADASS when you see them in person! thumbsup

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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64627 Dec 4, 1:14pm Dec 4, 1:14pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64628 Dec 4, 1:15pm Dec 4, 1:15pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64629 Dec 4, 1:17pm Dec 4, 1:17pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64630 Dec 4, 1:17pm Dec 4, 1:17pm
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thumbsup I see you painted to dust guards silver too grin

Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: RicePowered] #64631 Dec 4, 1:18pm Dec 4, 1:18pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64632 Dec 4, 1:21pm Dec 4, 1:21pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64633 Dec 4, 1:26pm Dec 4, 1:26pm
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I bet they stop on a dime.

Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: Steven] #64634 Dec 4, 1:29pm Dec 4, 1:29pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64635 Dec 4, 1:41pm Dec 4, 1:41pm
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I love shiny new stuff, good job dude.


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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64636 Dec 4, 2:37pm Dec 4, 2:37pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64637 Dec 4, 4:09pm Dec 4, 4:09pm
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sweet, i love red brake calipers. it gives a custom look but still keeps the car looking clean thumbsup

Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64638 Dec 4, 4:11pm Dec 4, 4:11pm
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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?

Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #64639 Dec 4, 4:16pm Dec 4, 4:16pm
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Very nice thumbsup


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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #64640 Dec 4, 4:30pm Dec 4, 4:30pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: Evan] #64641 Dec 4, 4:33pm Dec 4, 4:33pm
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nice thumbsup

Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64642 Dec 4, 4:35pm Dec 4, 4:35pm
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DAMN eek, i love em', how did you do it, and what paint did you use?


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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: sappemall99] #64643 Dec 4, 4:39pm Dec 4, 4:39pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64644 Dec 4, 4:40pm Dec 4, 4:40pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64645 Dec 4, 4:47pm Dec 4, 4:47pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: Evan] #64646 Dec 4, 4:48pm Dec 4, 4:48pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64647 Dec 4, 4:49pm Dec 4, 4:49pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: Evan] #64648 Dec 4, 4:54pm Dec 4, 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64649 Dec 4, 4:58pm Dec 4, 4:58pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64650 Dec 4, 5:09pm Dec 4, 5:09pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64651 Dec 4, 5:30pm Dec 4, 5:30pm
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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64652 Dec 4, 5:34pm Dec 4, 5:34pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64653 Dec 4, 9:42pm Dec 4, 9:42pm
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64654 Dec 4, 10:04pm Dec 4, 10:04pm
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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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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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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64656 Dec 5, 11:28am Dec 5, 11:28am
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Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64657 Dec 5, 12:24pm Dec 5, 12:24pm
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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?

Re: My new brakes/calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #64658 Dec 5, 1:54pm Dec 5, 1:54pm
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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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