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Dec 27, 10:17pm - #74014 
painting brake calipers

I want to paint my brake calipers red and i was wondering if i should paint the center hub area red as well or will it look nasty? should i just paint it silver? i believe isaac painted his calipers red and the hub area silver am i right? What should i do? Suggestions and/or pics will help thanx


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Dec 28, 12:22pm - #74015 
I painted my calipers only, I didn't want to go overboard painting everything.
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Dec 28, 4:16pm - #74016 
i tried only my calipers but its all what your choice man

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Dec 28, 6:27pm - #74017 
I did my calipers red at first, but the hub area looked so bad that I went back and painted them silver. That combo looks really good tho imo... thumbsup

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Dec 28, 8:43pm - #74018 
ya, i was thinking of painting them silver because it looked gross but then thought that no one is gonna complain, but i reconsidered (starting it tommorow)

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Dec 28, 10:45pm - #74019 
is there different kinds of red's out there to paint them with? Those of you who painted yours red.. what kinda of red did you use and which looks better??


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Dec 29, 8:12am - #74020 
i used a can of Dupi Color high heat spraypaint (you can get it at autozone for like 5 bucks).Its really strong and resists heat and crap. But if you are gonna brush paint it use the cap becuase i put my paint in a paint bucket and it ate right through it. I will post a pic of the can up soon

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Dec 29, 8:14am - #74021 
this is what i used

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Dec 29, 1:46pm - #74022 
just make sure you use "high heat" red versions..otherwise you'll be soon repainting them.

imo, i would just paint he calipers.

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Dec 29, 8:31pm - #74023 
i saw a car with the saft rim thing painted, it looked alright, it makes it stand out a little more

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Dec 29, 8:33pm - #74024 
painting your car is kool

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Dec 29, 8:50pm - #74025 
what color will look like nice w/ a black car???


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Dec 29, 8:52pm - #74026 
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newly painted red calipers and silver dustguard and rotor hat. thumbsup


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Dec 29, 11:34pm - #74027 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
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newly painted red calipers and silver dustguard and rotor hat. thumbsup

Very Nice thumbsup thumbsup


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Dec 30, 12:12am - #74028 
Hey DiabloGTS so you did all your brake calipers? do you have pics of your car where i can see them painted from a distance? WHat kind of silver paint did you use?


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Dec 30, 11:29am - #74029 
Originally Posted by jgmx
what color will look like nice w/ a black car???


i got a black celica GTS and i just painteed mine red, i think red goes with a lot of celicas

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Dec 30, 11:31am - #74030 
heres mine...i used the same high temp as those guys thumbsup

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