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Old 07-08-2010, 04:06 AM
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painting callipers to paint or not to paint?

that is the question, and if yes what colour is best?red? black? gonna use hammerite and brush if i do it, and guess rather than having he rusted brown look any colour will be better (other than pink)
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:35 PM
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I have a black 4.8is. I had the calipers painted black. Very subtle, just cleans them up and looks much better than the rusty oxidized look.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:26 PM
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I have been thinking about doing the same thing. Red is always sharp but you always see red. Black would def look nice and clean. I was thinking blue to match the LeMans Blue on my X but then again idk. Upload some pics if you go through with it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:25 AM
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I've got a white X and did red. Brushing leaves marks, I did the spray-on kind, three coats and it looks great.

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Old 07-21-2010, 04:40 PM
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I hate that oxidized rusty look but I'm not a huge fan of DYI colored painted calipers. My suggestion would be to clean the caliper using Sonax Wheel cleaner (search this forum). Then hit it with a few layers of clear coat. It will retain the silver look. Good luck.
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