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Old 08-16-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Painted Calipers Yellow

Hi all -

Here are some pics from my DIY project for this weekend. Painted my calipers in yellow with black decals. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice before I started. I really love the way the yellow stands out against the black. I just wanted to be different I guess ... as the mantra of our forum goes "to each their own", right?
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Per commonly held 986forum belief: too close to amber...it's gotta go. Right??

(I like it.)
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:05 AM   #4
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can you go thru the steps of exactly how you did it..i want to change my calipers to red and change my wheeel centers also.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:09 PM   #5
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impressive

I was not sure how I was going to feel about the yellow calipers, but you did a great job, and I think it looks teriffic - nicely done.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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nice

It's look really good. Some things you can do with a black car that you can't with a blue one like mine. Yellow would be a no on mine...but red?...
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thank you for the compliments. It is really nice to hear after all that hard work.

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@ Manaco986 - Here is my '5-Step-Painting-Process'

Step 1: Purchase kit and decals of your choice. I went with Duolicolor because it came with the caliper cleaner, brush, and tape. (though I got extra of brushes and tape). From what I read on here it seemed like a crap-shoot. If I were to do it again I might choose another company as the paint was very thin and took a LOT of coats to get to my obsessive-comuplsive standard. Keep in mind I had a friend to help me with the task.

Step 2: Put on jack stands & remove wheels and clean calipers with caliper cleaner. Make sure you spend a lot of time on this.

Step 3: Tape off everything you don't want painted.

Step 4: Paint calipers using multiple coats giving plenty of time to dry. I also had a hair dryer to help speed up the process.

Step 5: Let dry overnight & apply decals. Be very careful while applying these.
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I think red would look nice against the blue. Fresh black would probably look nice also if yours are looking old and tired.

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VERY nice, but i cant say more couse mine are yellow too
red is overplayed if you ask me, everyone is painting every caliper out there on any car red nowdays, even my sisters eclipse lol

looks great
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Yep like 'em!!

How about lime green calipers?
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Yep like 'em!!

How about lime green calipers?
at that rate, might as well do this LOL
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How about lime green calipers?
why stop there?
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I love it!! Great way to have that $20,000 option "Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake System (PCCB)" look for the cost of a can of Krylon! You Rock!!
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Step 2: Put on jack stands & remove wheels and clean calipers with caliper cleaner. Make sure you spend a lot of time on this.

Step 3: Tape off everything you don't want painted.

Step 4: Paint calipers using multiple coats giving plenty of time to dry.
Now that you've done it with the calipers on the car, if you had to do it over, would you take the calipers off and have them laid out somewhere? For me I think I would like the pieces laid out on a surface, but I don't know how much of a nuisance taking the calipers out or apart and putting back together would be. Mine are grungy and need some attention, so I am sincerely interested. I also am curious if the DIY paint has durability v. powder coat.
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To be honest, if I had the $ & time to take off all of the calipers and have them powder coated I would have. As far as durability goes, I've heard of the paint from kits lasting 5+ years ... so I went that route for now.

When the car isn't my d.d. I will definitely have them powder coated, though. I am sure the results are even better.
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