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Old 10-25-2010, 08:30 AM
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I'd go with yellow!
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:33 AM
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Black is easier to keep clean but it's up to you on what you want. I painted my CR-V calipers red and they got dirty from brake dust in no time where as the bracket, which is black doesn't look to bad. The rear drums look fine. I put a red stripe around the rim to dress them up a little.

As far as paint, I used high temp engine paint and primer. It seems to look better. Regular paint is ok but brake cleaner tends to damage the finish.
ya i also thought about that but ill be washing the truck enuff that they wont get to dirty for a long period of time and i want the yellow to stand out cus i think it would be sweet with the yellow in the rims. i figured i would use high temp paint but just good to know for sure that its what i should use.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:33 AM
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I'd go with yellow!
thanks man!! i was just about to ask if someone would photoshop it with yellow. very much appreciated
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:40 AM
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No problem, I just couldn't wait to see it
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:55 AM
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No problem, I just couldn't wait to see it
haha sweet, how sweet it looks on my truck makes me want to do it today unfortuntely whole week is buisy, so hopefully next week i can
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:14 PM
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well i went to autozone to pick up some brake fluid and remembered about wanting to paint the things and i checked out the paint and saw the only paint they had for heaet what engine enamel. should i got with that? the yellow they had should be close enuff to match
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:20 PM
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so is that what i want to buy?
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:33 PM
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It should work fine. But ask them about brake caliper paint. Napa here has brake caliper paint in green, blue, red, yellow, silver, & black.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:37 PM
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:39 PM
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High-temp enamel is what you're looking for. Duplicolor makes 500 F caliper paint. This, or something with higher temperature handling is what you'll want. Engine enamel is probably OK.

I used their anodized aluminum-look "Metalcast" set on my Impala brakes.

That involved a silver coat, orange tint coat and then clear over all of it (the black script was masked and sprayed as well)

As with any painting, better prep gives better results…don't rush it!
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:48 PM
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^ That looks awesome!
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:51 AM
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^ That looks awesome!
Thanks! Those were '98-'02 Camaro calipers & brackets, so I was able to take my time and paint them off the car. And those were Centric rotors, they come painted like that. (iirc the edges and vanes were painted as well)
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:53 AM
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please dont. just paint them black and leave them alone. makes it look cheap. nothing wrong with painting your calipers up front, but please dont paint the whole effing drum in the rear
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:28 AM
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allright guys ill also looking into the caliper paint
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please dont. just paint them black and leave them alone. makes it look cheap. nothing wrong with painting your calipers up front, but please dont paint the whole effing drum in the rear
well black would look nice to but i think the yellow would look good and i will most likely do it and after you be like "WHOOO im doing that now cus that kid had an awesome idea and it looks sweet"
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:56 AM
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lol, no i really wont do it. never have been a fan of painted drums. i like to keep painting at a minimum. too much painting is tacky. just my 2 cents.

your truck looks badass. I know you are young and all. when you get a little older, your tastes change and you find that "less is more". nice subtle mods that still look factory are nice.
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