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Old 06-17-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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caliper paint

Alright, I ordered a set or drilled/slotted rotors for the stang. (thanks to hottcobra and purevenom)
While that "area" is torn apart, I want to paint the calipers.

Keep in mind my car is sonic blue. What color should I do?

black - blend in with the rims(black) and with the hub center of rotors(black)
silver - stand out, but won't really match anything else on the car
blue - closest blue to sonic blue I can get to match the black/blue scheme
red - most common damn caliper color around, most noticeable as well

Also, an suggestions/preferences on caliper paint would be great
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Re: caliper paint

I say go for the blue. Black would probably blend with the rims to good, and wouldn't get noticed unless someone is looking specifically for them. Blue will off set the rims but still match the color scheme and not be just a random color standing out like the red or silver.
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Re: caliper paint

good points, I was thinking the same thing about the silver and red, thanks
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blue if your keeping your current setup. i did red but i have plans to accent it
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black or silver, black probably would look best. Be sure to paint the rotor as well where its all nasty and rusty (or will be since they are new) if they are not coated from the factory with anything.
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Re: caliper paint

I am getting ready to paint mine when I get a chance.. going silver on the calipers and brackets. I will probably order new rotors when I do. Drilled -not slotted.
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Re: caliper paint

if you do paint it blue, do something like this
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Re: caliper paint

is it a ***** painting the center? taping off a circle?
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is it a ***** painting the center? taping off a circle?
i did this while they were off the car. i bought the swap to the cobra brakes so i painted them while they were off.
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Re: caliper paint

I got them from rotorpros, they are offering free color coating, so I got the centers painted black. The rotors are zinc plated.

I thought about black or blue on the calipers because stangmods have the "mustang" or running pony logo accents for the calipers. If I did black, I'd get white accents, if I got blue, I'd get black accents.

I've heard good things about duplicolor, are there any other good caliper paints?
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i got the dupi color brush on. looks great but doesnt seem to hold up to well to brake cleaner.
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I vote Pink!
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paint is kind of a pain, and covers would be easier. AND paint fades Ford Mustang Caliper Paint, Caliper Covers at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
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sonicpony tell me how you like them rotors after you drive it and in my opinoin since the calipers wouldn't be clearcoated and not on a smooth surface a regular blue would match nicely (I'd still pick red)
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Re: caliper paint

I did mine black. They look good (better than plain, semi rusty, or whatever) but they don't stand out:

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Re: caliper paint

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I vote Pink!
That'd just be straight up sexy!

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paint is kind of a pain, and covers would be easier. AND paint fades Ford Mustang Caliper Paint, Caliper Covers at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
I thought about those, but $189.00 for the set hurts. I could paint the calipers a few times for the price.

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sonicpony tell me how you like them rotors after you drive it and in my opinoin since the calipers wouldn't be clearcoated and not on a smooth surface a regular blue would match nicely (I'd still pick red)
Will do, purevenom has the cobra rotors, and hottcobra said he plans on buying some for the GT, so If these guys are using them, they must be pretty solid. I have been debating red, but it would appear random on the car, idk.
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Re: caliper paint

screw calipers man this is what you need to do



and see how awesome his car looks now?


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wtf
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screw calipers man this is what you need to do



and see how awesome his car looks now?


You're Doing It Wrong: Painted Rotors Edition
i was wondering when that was going to make it in here
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Re: caliper paint

and you can see nothing with that rim on lol
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Re: caliper paint

wow, screw the caliper paint...guys, that's my new plan...back to saleenfiend's pink idea...solid pink rotor on a sonic blue mustang = pure badassness
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Re: caliper paint

even if painted our rotor worked and that guy hat rims that showed more i think yellow and dull silver is a really bad combo.
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Re: caliper paint

I puchased a set of those covers from American Muscle. I could NOTget them to fit properly. I came away from the experience with new resolve-(that is, after I returned them to be credited back to my `card)-and decided A) serious color-such as powder coating to stock caliper(s) B) the heck with all of thatand get a brake upgrade-with some really cool upgraded calipers.. C) get the best recommendation-from y'all-for thee best colorization-so that I can improve the look(s) of the stock set up-while I save up for the killa upgrade(s)
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