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Painted Calipers - What do Ya Think?

redid my brakes this weekend.
Akebono Ceramics + ATE Slotted rotors make me a happy man. (replaced both rear caliper brackets as they had 3 out of the 4 pins completely stuck) horray for stopping.


Decided why not use the cans of primer/enamel i had on the shelf. Came out to be pretty close to the "Fabtech" blue on the shocks. Thoughts? I like em, Tempted to see what a High Gloss Yellow would look like... but I like the blue. Is there a rule against doing your calipers in anything besides "Guards Red" ?!?
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Looks good, there certainly isn't a rule against any other color besides red But I would suggest not going with yellow. Any light color will look dirty all the time from the brake dust. Blue/black/gray/red are generally safe.


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Nice!! Im wanting to do mine also just going to wait so i can do a brake upgrade first

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Nice!! Im wanting to do mine also just going to wait so i can do a brake upgrade first
I did em while the caliper brackets were on too. shoulda just taken the brackets off and painted em out on some cardboard.....

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what kind of paint is best to use that last the longest/ looks the best

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i primed mine, then used
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enamel. If you go to an auto parts store it's literally called Caliper Paint.

I think it's the same as header/exhaust manifold paint.

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