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nospmoht04 08-21-2011 05:28 PM

Amazing what a little paint does
 
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Spent an hour today painting my rotors and calipers after the front had been replaced recently and started to rust up a bit. It's crazy the difference it makes. Here's a before and after:

vr4babe13 08-21-2011 06:05 PM

Looks good. I like the color

StNem24 08-21-2011 10:15 PM

Never thought I was going to paint my calibers.

Seeing the after picture changed my mind, nice job.

SCHM1AN 08-21-2011 10:28 PM

Looks good, I have been planning on doing this for a while

nospmoht04 08-22-2011 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by StNem24 (Post 3519751)
Never thought I was going to paint my calibers.

Seeing the after picture changed my mind, nice job.


I hear ya, I was in the same boat. I think using a bit more of a universal color like that over red or blue really keeps the class. Huge difference. I thought it was worth sharing.

Cool thing about it is that it really does only take about 15 min per rotor, as long as you're mildly careful there isnt much to worry about as far as overspray, no taping off needed. I just let it fly onto the discs, then took it out for a ride after, braking a lot. The pads wear the paint right off.

LosAngelesLGT 08-22-2011 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by nospmoht04 (Post 3519863)
I hear ya, I was in the same boat. I think using a bit more of a universal color like that over red or blue really keeps the class.

Keeps the class? Painting stock rotors/calipers garish colors is just plain rice.

What you did was show good judgement by doing a complete visual refresh and took used components that looked more worn than they were and made them look new again. Well done.

nospmoht04 08-22-2011 10:22 AM

Yeah, By keeping the class I meant not painting blue or red. That is definitely ricey and the last thing I wanted. This is a great visual upgrade or those not being able to afford $1000 brakes.

I really appreciate the positive feedback, glad you agree.

dfsubiegt 08-22-2011 10:33 AM

what did u use for paint?

nospmoht04 08-22-2011 11:09 AM

I don't remember exactly what it is, I'll check when I get home. I've had the can for a while since I painted them once before, just not this detailed. I know it's a high heat engine paint. 8 bucks at pep boys or something.

PeteCool 08-22-2011 10:42 PM

Looks nice, is that blue/green the same color as you car?

As for not looking ricey, I've painted mine black when they start being rusty :)

LosAngelesLGT 08-23-2011 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by nospmoht04 (Post 3520230)
This is a great visual upgrade or those who don't need $1000 brakes but want to have a like-new appearance.

Fixed and my upgraded brakes still rust.;)

nospmoht04 08-23-2011 05:19 PM

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So here's the paint I was using:

nospmoht04 08-25-2011 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by PeteCool (Post 3521331)
Looks nice, is that blue/green the same color as you car?

As for not looking ricey, I've painted mine black when they start being rusty :)

No my car is diamond gray metallic. Probably the same as yours like you noted as dark gray. The paint I used is a bit lighter but it still matched pretty well and it brings it out a little more.

landark 08-25-2011 06:37 PM

Looks like the color I sprayed one of my cars' with a few years back. I like it, it is a bit understated.
I'm not sold on painting the vents on the disk, but I definitely like the hub part.

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8821/outsiderrim.jpg

nospmoht04 08-27-2011 01:31 PM

Ya same color. Like a year ago I did this and only did the inner rotor. I figured this time around I'd try out the vents and the sheild. It looks good enough and gets rid of any visible rust or wear. Could go either way I guess.


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