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Old 08-11-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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You can always paint them and if you don't like the way they look buy the covers.
Check out American muscle or latemodel restoration for the covers.
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paint by FAR, prep work is the key. Get high temp paint and you should be good.
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Would autozone or advanced auto have it?
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Would autozone or advanced auto have it?
Yes, they have caliper paint.
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you can do spray paint or brush on.

If you do spray paint tape up the area with newspaper and painters tape, use old sheets etc that wont scratch the car as well and if you can do it outside thats even better.

CLEAN the area with simple green very good (or some sort of good cleaner like that) get some sand paper around 450+ gritt and sand the areas to be painted to clean them up a little bit better.

Use some acetone to prep the surface (VERY VERY IMPORTANT) let it dry. Done one VERY light coat after shaking up the spray paint or mixing the paint good.

let the coat dry till tacky or a bit past then do another light coat. Continue until your happy (coat good but do NOT put to much on at once and let each coat just about dry until the next or it will run0

I paint a little area off to the side on the paper or something so I can touch that to see when its ready for the next coat.

Dont paint the brake pads... take some cardboard and cut them to shape and stick them in there to protect them. I would also not paint the bar at the bottom that goes around the rotor (inner most part) or paint it black only... if you paint it... its almost to much
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Check out online a company called MGP, they got good stuff, my covers say "Mustang" on the front and "GT", on the rear, pics of them in my Pictures.
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Covers!
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So basically covers are a lot less work? Lol
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So basically covers are a lot less work? Lol
Yeah, I had my Wheel Shop put them on, just was easier for them to throw them own the right way than me. I love them though, back in the day I use to paint calipers, have done many, best thing I had used back them was a Hand paint caliper kit. Tried spray paint one time and one time only, found out that even if you towel cover all around your wheel well, that spray mist/fog gets everyware. So if you do deside to do paint, then hand paint, but I think the MGP covers look better than anything else.
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you can do spray paint or brush on.

If you do spray paint tape up the area with newspaper and painters tape, use old sheets etc that wont scratch the car as well and if you can do it outside thats even better.

CLEAN the area with simple green very good (or some sort of good cleaner like that) get some sand paper around 450+ gritt and sand the areas to be painted to clean them up a little bit better.

Use some acetone to prep the surface (VERY VERY IMPORTANT) let it dry. Done one VERY light coat after shaking up the spray paint or mixing the paint good.

let the coat dry till tacky or a bit past then do another light coat. Continue until your happy (coat good but do NOT put to much on at once and let each coat just about dry until the next or it will run0

I paint a little area off to the side on the paper or something so I can touch that to see when its ready for the next coat.

Dont paint the brake pads... take some cardboard and cut them to shape and stick them in there to protect them. I would also not paint the bar at the bottom that goes around the rotor (inner most part) or paint it black only... if you paint it... its almost to much
+ 1 , covers are to freakin BIG , they look odd IMO
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+ 1 , covers are to freakin BIG , they look odd IMO
yup covers just dont look right to me
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Hand painted mine and you can't tell they were not sprayed
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