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Old 06-28-2011, 08:25 AM
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Bah.. painted mine back in 08... they're okay but starting to break off in some parts. Gonna throw some stock calipers back on. I can't stand the paint chipped look and I don't trust those brake caliper covers..
what brand did you use?
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by stealth_GT View Post
Bah.. painted mine back in 08... they're okay but starting to break off in some parts. Gonna throw some stock calipers back on. I can't stand the paint chipped look and I don't trust those brake caliper covers..
lol Well yeah, its paint. I redo mine about every year to make sure they look fresh and clean. Only takes couple hours...
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by highline View Post
what brand did you use?
Duplicolor. I thought about taking off the entire caliper, prepping them super good and then dipping them into the paint and hanging them to dry.

Whatever paint they use for fire hydrants rofl

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Old 06-29-2011, 07:50 AM
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can they be powder coated or will the baking process mess up the pistons, ect?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:03 AM
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I used duplicolor's kit. Cheap and it looks great!
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:38 AM
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Duplicolor here. Do a touch up once a year or so. Holding up fine.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:34 PM
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I used the Duplicolor brush kit in red. Bought at Autozone.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:37 PM
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post pics of calipers painted
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by highline View Post
can they be powder coated or will the baking process mess up the pistons, ect?
Yes, they can be powder coated but you have to do some disassembly of the caliper. The boots would melt for example, and the pistons would not do well in the baking. I know that someone has done it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:07 AM
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probably not worth it then...Will go the painted route...thanks for the reply jimc
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