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Saturday night I was bored so me and a buddy went to Wal-Mart and bought some High Temp glossy black paint ,wire brush,Brake cleaner and some sandpapper.I took all the wheels off and sanded/cleaned everything real good and then used cardboard and trash bags to make sure there was no overspray.I also did the rotors so it looks super clean.I will post some pics tonight but that was the best $28 I have spent

Makes the car look so much better
 

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Good choice with the paint color, I've never been a fan of any bright or flashy color for the stock calipers.
 

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white46 said:
nice job. :thumbup:
i am planning to do it over this weekend.

Make sure you get a wire brush.That will save you alot of time and cleen them really good :thumbup:
 

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here are some pics

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Thought you said you taped and cardboarded them up? Just a heads up, you need to make sure the pad will slide easy on it's ears/tabs on the runners or problems might occurs. So you don't want thick paint there binding it.
Glad you like how they turned out. Me, I like a little contrast of the cad/zinc gold colored anti-rattle clip. I don't paint that part, or the pads.
 

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Thought you said you taped and cardboarded them up? Just a heads up, you need to make sure the pad will slide easy on it's ears/tabs on the runners or problems might occurs. So you don't want thick paint there binding it.
Glad you like how they turned out. Me, I like a little contrast of the cad/zinc gold colored anti-rattle clip. I don't paint that part, or the pads.


New pads and rotors are on the way :thumbup:
 

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In the 2nd pic, the oversprayed paint on the rotors came off, IMO. :)
 

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Like I said I am replacing all the pads and all the rotors thats why I painted everything.After painting I used a finishing cloth and alchol to remove the paint from the rotors.Then I drove the car on the highway using the brakes to clean them up nice.There is no paint on the rotor face anymore just on the hub so the rust look would be gone.When the new rotors arrive I will paint just the hubs to keep the clean look.
 

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In the 2nd pic, the oversprayed paint on the rotors came off, IMO. :)


Yes there was only paint on the rotors for a few minutes.The only part of the rotor that has paint now is the hub.
 

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I did that on my car and it looked soo much better...

You got a little overspray on the rotors but it will come right off after a few miles...

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