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Old 03-13-2005, 04:52 PM
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Thats the first coat, i didn't take a picture when it was finished. I figured you'd get the idea.. Too lazy to take my wheel off and take another pic.
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:21 PM
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Cool. I was thinking about painting my calipers racing satin black using that same caliper paint kit from duplicolor and now that i see this tutorial it really makes me want to do it.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:30 PM
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looking good.. (adding to my favorites)
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:53 PM
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nice writeup. any reason u used the brush method over the spray. i have never used the brush, but i have the spray..and it worked well also.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:07 AM
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ya know why people paint their brakes? becasue they wish they could dish out for brembros
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I used engine enamel sprayed it in a cup and then used a brush to apply , now I gotta find some engine enamel in a bronze color.
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Old 03-17-2005, 04:58 AM
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the reason i painted the drums on my old car was because if i didn't, they would be all rust within a couple of months....
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by cingham
ya know why people paint their brakes? becasue they wish they could dish out for brembros
well I guess since right now, there aren't any "brembro" brake kits available for scion, technically, all of us are wishing we could dish out for the kits.

I'm guessing the _brembo_kit (note the single r) for the tC's will be out around the same time as the TRD s/c.... ;)
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Old 03-18-2005, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by pharynx
If you are either low in funds, bored, or just want an easy mod, caliper and drum painting is just for you.
Very cool article, bud. Thanks!

Oh, and thanks for ignoring the naysayers' comments:
1. Most of us realized you probably painted another coat on the drums.
2. Painting the drums is a personal choice -- who gives a sh** if it's not considered a "performance part"?

I can't wait to dive into this on my silver tC. It's just crying for blue calipers! And I'm no youngster...
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:55 AM
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Gosh... why is everybody being so stinkin negative?? He was just trying to help... geez... lighten up guys...
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Originally Posted by LucyHKJ
Gosh... why is everybody being so stinkin negative?? He was just trying to help... geez... lighten up guys...
Word!
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankenScion
Originally Posted by LucyHKJ
Gosh... why is everybody being so stinkin negative?? He was just trying to help... geez... lighten up guys...
Word!
Yeah -- what he said!
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:15 AM
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I am definitly going to use this setup thanks for the write up.

My 05 Xb front capilers are a light green color. I was thinking a flat black would be better.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:37 AM
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im thinking about doing this to my super white TC but im not sure of the color. i like red because its very sporty on white.
also thinking Blue because i have blue LED interior lighting and it would go well. and the other color i think would be BLACK. just a midnight dark black to go with my White/Black exterior look and go with the dark 5% tint...

what you guys think???
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:55 AM
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i like it a lot. nice write up. how much does that duplicolor caliper kit cost?
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by blackedoutxb
i like it a lot. nice write up. how much does that duplicolor caliper kit cost?
At this place (Advance Auto Parts), the whole kit is only $14.94. Nice!

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...=SEARCHRESULTS[/url]
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:00 PM
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To each his/her own. I didn't think I was into it, until I did mine.



No pic of the front caliper

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Old 05-03-2005, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBaby
To each his/her own. I didn't think I was into it, until I did mine.



No pic of the front caliper

looks good keith,next time you are around the neighborhood give me a call....
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Old 05-11-2005, 01:26 AM
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Thanks for the great write-up bro. It was a good prep. Im reading this while I wait for my third coat to dry in my garage. Going to try and go for 5.

I'm using the same kit. The bristles on the brush start to come out after a while. If you have some paint thiner, goof off, acitone, etc... use a cap full and plenty to clean the brush off between 25+ minute drys. Use plenty of water to clean off the solovent and your ready to go again.

I recommend taking off your calipers to paint. The tC is not hard at all. I rested mine on a small bucket. BTW: The front rotors come pretty easy to if your thinking about a rotor upgrade later.
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Old 05-22-2005, 05:26 AM
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Wow Super Job!!!! I just got some wheels put on my box today I got Sport Max Racing 940 in black and they do look sweet on my Yellow box. Now what colors do these kits come in???
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