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I'm in for the polished Caliper look. I'd like to do something with my calipers, and couldn't decide what color went best with a silver truck, but I think this looks best. Can't wait to see the write up on it.
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Looks like a winner, what brand of rotors did you go with and where did you find the best deal? also is the paint the brush on type or the spray can and was it messy? anything you learned that would help me out, any hints or tricks to this upgrade? Was it just a simple, straightforward rotor & pad swap? Need any special tools front or rear?
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Looks like a winner, what brand of rotors did you go with and where did you find the best deal? also is the paint the brush on type or the spray can and was it messy? anything you learned that would help me out, any hints or tricks to this upgrade? Was it just a simple, straightforward rotor & pad swap? Need any special tools front or rear?
The rotors I got off Ebay. The red paint I did with a brush and it took awhile to do, several coats. The black was a spray and very east and better coats. No special tricks but getting the bolts out of the bracket that hold the caliper in place was a real bear to undo. I used a breaker bar and a pipe to get more leverage.
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Polishing looks terrific, don't think i have ever seen that before. my truck is not a show truck though, a daily driver. Wouldn't that require re-polishing all the time to keep them up?
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iv seen powder coat and sand blast i also have seen calipers diped but idk how long thats gonna last but it does look good from the start.
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iv seen powder coat and sand blast i also have seen calipers diped but idk how long thats gonna last but it does look good from the start.
I think one choice was to clearcoat them once polished, the you would maintain them like paint with soap and water, occasionally a polish or wax.
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Looks like a winner, what brand of rotors did you go with and where did you find the best deal? also is the paint the brush on type or the spray can and was it messy? anything you learned that would help me out, any hints or tricks to this upgrade? Was it just a simple, straightforward rotor & pad swap? Need any special tools front or rear?
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The rotors I got off Ebay. The red paint I did with a brush and it took awhile to do, several coats. The black was a spray and very east and better coats. No special tricks but getting the bolts out of the bracket that hold the caliper in place was a real bear to undo. I used a breaker bar and a pipe to get more leverage.
Find a spray application. I did mine red with a brush kit and man was it a pain in the arse. Several coats, brush strokes through the paint job, uneven coats, but behind the stock wheels you can't tell. Definately spray, or pay for the powder coat, especially if you have open wheels.
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