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Question Painting lugnuts? caliper?

Is painting the Lugnuts possible? haha. I think it would look pretty good green with my black rims. I don't take off my rims hardly ever, so i would just have to hold up putting them on and a couple times taking them off for whatever reason

would caliper paint do the trick?
what paint did you use for that?
any tricks to painting the calipers as well?
is the brake drum easily paintable? its pretty rusty and im not about to buy a new one. plus theres plastip on it..

also i plan on doing green accents ( not sure where else though yet) so paint that could work for anything would be great too.

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The lug nuts won't hold up, once you take them off the first time the paint will chip off. Anodizing should work as I assume they are aluminum.

Painting the drum is as easy as cleaning the rust off and prepping and spraying
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... whats anodizing?.. haha
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anodizing

Have you ever seen the baby blue and other fancy colored small parts on sport bikes? That's what anodizing is.
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alright, gotcha, but how exactly can i do that to my lugnuts though?
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I used a good high heat engine paint. Take off the tires and hose the caliper down with carb and choke cleaner. Then get some 2 inch tape and a razor knife if you dont want to pull them. I did this on my 06 charger and they still looked good after 5 years.
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dumb question, what actually moves on the caliper? what do i need to watch out for to not screw up and mess with my braking?
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It is possible to DIY anodizing but if you don't know how you can take it to someone who does it. Google for local anodizing.
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dumb question, what actually moves on the caliper? what do i need to watch out for to not screw up and mess with my braking?
Fluid. Dont worry just tape everything up and paint away. The rotor will be ok if you get a little over spray on it. The first time you hit the brakes its gone.

Be sure to be safe jackstands are a must. I would cover the hood and fender tops up with a old blanket if you are one to get spray can crazy.

Use aluminun foil to wrap around the brake lines and cover the springs and stuff. That or get a thicker paint and brush it on. If your not into masking that may be your best bet.

you can do it. I did these in about 2 hours.

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It is possible to DIY anodizing but if you don't know how you can take it to someone who does it. Google for local anodizing.
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Fluid. Dont worry just tape everything up and paint away. The rotor will be ok if you get a little over spray on it. The first time you hit the brakes its gone.

Be sure to be safe jackstands are a must. I would cover the hood and fender tops up with a old blanket if you are one to get spray can crazy.

Use aluminun foil to wrap around the brake lines and cover the springs and stuff. That or get a thicker paint and brush it on. If your not into masking that may be your best bet.

you can do it. I did these in about 2 hours.
jackstands are a crazy must. Haha. I didn't know about the foil either, that would work. thanks also!
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