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Old 03-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Painted calipers

Has anyone painted there calipers before if u have where u get the paint from
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Has anyone painted there calipers before if u have where u get the paint from
Lol I'm thinking of doing the same since I just ordered my slotted n drilled rotors. I've been on YouTube and a lot of people paint em with vht n they look great
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I been looking into them they look nice
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i used duplicolor for mine. nothing thats WOW but ehh.. looks better than that rusty stuff
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Where u get thar paint
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i got it from a local auto store in town but advanced auto parts sells it. its just like 6 bucks or so a can. not too bad iMO
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Has anyone painted there calipers before if u have where u get the paint from
Duplicolor caliper paint works great, make sure you prep the calipers real good. Get all that grime off before you paint.

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I used duplicolor engine enamel, they have more colors with the engine paint and its just as durable as caliber paint. All auto stores, pepboys, advance auto, salvo, they all carry it. Here's what red or yellow look like.
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Re: Painted calipers

Yah engine enamel and caliper paint are the best as they are high temp paints...they won't flake and peel due to the heat dispersion from braking.

The most common colors - black, red, yellow, grey, blue etc. are available in these paints...as said just go to an auto parts store. Make sure you clean them off real good before painting, use a wire brush to remove the grime and dust. Also, a coat or 2 of clear will make them pop more, so it might be worth it to pick up a can of clear enamel too.

Believe it or not I used Sonic Blue touch up paint on my calipers lol. 1 toothpick, 2 foam brushes and a handful of Q-tips and they were done...everyone told me that paint wouldn't last, it'd flake off after a month...sh*t's still on there and it'll be 2 years this june

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How low did u guys drop ur car
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How low did u guys drop ur car
Mine is 2 inches

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How much was the kit
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How much was the kit
I just bough the springs for 150 their maxspeed. I'm saving up a bit more for shocks which will be around 300. So of u want a full kit it's going to be like 6-700 bucks. I just got the springs for now
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I just bough the springs for 150 their maxspeed. I'm saving up a bit more for shocks which will be around 300. So of u want a full kit it's going to be like 6-700 bucks. I just got the springs for now
did u get camber plates as well? or just springs
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Mine was done with yellow engine enamel paint. Well over a year has passed and no issues with chipping or anything.
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Re: Painted calipers

Be Extremely carefull of "Spray Paint". Paint fumes float around in the Air, and you don't seem them right away but they get all over your car.
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did u get camber plates as well? or just springs
Oh yea cc too I forgot. But I just got em cuz everyone said to get em. When I had it dropped for a couple weeks before my cc got here there was no prob
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Mine was done with yellow engine enamel paint. Well over a year has passed and no issues with chipping or anything.
This and painting my bezel and stuff inside yellow will be next project. So many custom things I can do to make my ride look spiffy, I love this forum!
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How low did u guys drop ur car
Mine's ~2" in the front and 1.8" in the rear.

For a drop like mine and Venomouz's you'll probably want to get new shocks/struts and cc plates. Technically you can most likely bring the suspension geometry back to stock specs with the stock plates but the adjustable aftermarket ones are much nicer and easier to work with.

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Be Extremely carefull of "Spray Paint". Paint fumes float around in the Air, and you don't seem them right away but they get all over your car.
Very true...just remember to cover the entire area from the fender well to the fender, bumper, doorskin and windows. We did that on my buddy's GT and sprayed his calipers with spray paint...no overspray problems. Just take your time and prep accordingly.
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How much for the total nice drops
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How much for the total nice drops
My entire drop plus upgraded suspension cost me roughly $1200 after discount. And I still gotta buy and install LCAs to get close to finishing.
My drop was roughly 1.8" front and rear.
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I cut a coil in the back and 1.5 coils in the front, 1.5 inch drop for free lol, it is a little stiffer, but not horribly bad like everyone says.
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