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Old 07-06-2012, 05:37 AM
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Vehicle: 15 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Blue Streak Metallic
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Default Caliper Paint...Help me choose a color!

Ok Z members. I need your help. Here is my truck:

I want to paint my calipers. Whatever color we choose, I have the following criteria I have to meet.

1. MUST be pleasing to the eye. No Yellow or hot pink
2. has to flow well with the rest of the truck, Whatever color we choose, my engine bay pieces will be done in the same color, and would also like to eventually follow the theme into the interior.
3. Must go well with blue, the black fender flares that I am getting in the near future, and Chrome, as these 3 accents are not changing.

For my options I was thinking:

-Blue (color matched). I can get the blue in a high-temp application easliy enough, at autozone or online. Duplicolor makes a Metallic blue paint that when used in conjunction with a high-heat primer, will take temps up to 800 degrees. If my brakes are getting that hot, it might be time to stop and let 'em cool. It flows well with the rest of the truck, and will bring attention to the Slotted/Drilled rotors. In addition to that it meets all of my above criteria.

-Red...not to sure on this one. It could be a disaster, or it might look really good. Basically, I have nothing else red on the truck except the taillights (which will be tinted eventually), and the embroidered logo on the seat covers. Will it flow well? I dont know. I could continue it into the engine bay, but I don't know about the interior.

-Black. Easy, will flow well with the trim, but in all honestly, it wont draw the attention to the brakes and it wont "complete" the look. If I was going to go Black, I might as well stay stock. I am not sure. It will for sure match the fender flares though.

My biggest concern with the DWBP is that there may already be too much blue on the truck. But I have enough chrome and black that it balances out well, so IDK. I am torn and this is why I want some opinions. Hell, maybe someone could even throw up a photoshop or 3.

Thanks for the help folks!
2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew in Blue Streak Metallic Pearlcoat-30k miles-BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A, Mufflex Muffler Delete, Mopar spray-in Liner, Mopar Mud Flaps, 20% tint, Mopar Side Steps, Best-Top Tri-Fold Bed Cover, DZ Tailgate assist, Total Load Control, AVS Visors and Bug Shield, K&N Drop-In, XenonDepot 5000k LED Headlamps in factory projectors.

Last edited by ArmyofOne; 07-06-2012 at 05:51 AM.
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