: need pics of painted calipers



is250sp
04-21-13, 08:33 PM
Since no one can tell me if the V bbk will fit the non-V I am thinking of painting the calipers. Can someone post closeup pics of the front and back?

shmiddy
04-21-13, 09:21 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/4156/photo4sk.jpg

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8312/photo3ch.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/photo3ch.jpg/)


This is as close as i have. I painted them last summer. They dont look too good this summer.
Thats why i bought MG Caliper covers. Ill post pics when they come in

is250sp
04-21-13, 10:52 PM
Why dont they look good? Is the paint chipping off? Please take pics of them when you dismount the wheels and prior to putting on the covers thanks

shmiddy
04-22-13, 04:40 PM
they didnt chip but got really dirty and some rust spots. Mind you we have winter here with slop, and salt on the roads, and when i went to clean them they didnt come back to nice state like when i first painted them.

gohawks63
04-22-13, 08:47 PM
Here are some pictures of the night I got my wheels. Car and tires were dirty. Along with the car. I need to take better pictures.


http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/download/view/CTS+New+Wheels2.jpg?d=b6Yj3G8wMY_1xZH1lWVfSZ2cUo_d 6qxOQp1j5uD0T_aywUBt0nUnw8TW3GYE21mSDFhgZjsI8gz2%2 50D%250AYFHhB2xmAg%2540%2540

http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/download/view/CTS+New+Wheels1.jpg?

http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/download/view/CTS+New+Wheels1.jpg?

http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/download/view/CTS+New+Wheels2.jpg?d=11yKGI-yonwuE6qtBotWCVnsEqM4hEp1fPsVqeAisYCzuPUpEZDDw7qUl uomV3FHGT90Vt4y4Ak%2540

I forgot to add that I painted the calipers last summer.

Macvic
04-22-13, 09:09 PM
107044107045Very happy with my painted ones.

is250sp
04-23-13, 11:21 AM
107044107045Very happy with my painted ones.

On your 2nd pic, it looks like you painted the pads too? When I looked at videos on youtube most ppl taped off that area. What product did you use?

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Here are some pictures of the night I got my wheels. Car and tires were dirty.

These are not the best pictures. I need to take a few nice shots.

http://use-opa-thumb1-s3.ciggws.net/3d0/b75/8ee/m/2ab0c3e960745c851cd8c998014ccb3ed9398b58.jpg?Expir es=1366760572&Signature=QcuKDG2E0arowh9pBYfhU5puMoh0DVK6UHY-VBmBKtsGLntuUTDJHc~eX2P76quBa2WldgMz1Lsgs6Y7iJ4L9d hdHBsqimuLMaV9I~qBnqjdXlL9PnP9Lj40VPD9Uky7bpvCy2jO 8Kuna6Cxb8frJl0wxt77Ly45Sw9DUIK9q~Q_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAI6Q7XM4O2UGWCGGA

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Here is a pic of the car.

http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/download/view/CTS+New+Wheels1.jpg?d=TdWkW31Tog4XwUNiQEMk6yqZGwAc 5dn_5HOHQ7NaMAlOLqsbiOCa-Q26ddEtcXmjLqEEm5sL_p4%2540

http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/download/view/CTS+New+Wheels2.jpg?d=veAsJC_bSupiUpQZOzv8yzHobAiN TvaDZOzvtFBczmEwKGZYM4ECT01GCKkDvtyWUNVtr8RMAjM%25 40

I forgot to add that I painted the calipers last summer.

thanks but I cant see the last 3 pics...its displaying a red X

gohawks63
04-23-13, 11:35 AM
On your 2nd pic, it looks like you painted the pads too? When I looked at videos on youtube most ppl taped off that area. What product did you use?

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thanks but I cant see the last 3 pics...its displaying a red X

I think it's fixed now. Hopefully it works for you. Again, these were taken with my iPhone. I need to get some nicer pictures with our DSLR.

is250sp
04-23-13, 02:18 PM
I think it's fixed now. Hopefully it works for you. Again, these were taken with my iPhone. I need to get some nicer pictures with our DSLR.

thanks, what product did you use?

gohawks63
04-23-13, 03:53 PM
thanks, what product did you use?

I just went to an auto parts store (O'Reilly's) and bought specific "brake caliper" paint. I will check the brand name when I get home.

I think any engine (or brake paint) will work. The key is it has to be heat resistant.

I did my son's car last May and they still look great. I didn't take the calipers off. I masked off everything. I also did at least three coats on each caliper

noshelter
04-11-14, 04:10 PM
i sprayed mine all a metallic silver color about 8 months ago, i used heat resistant metallic silver. got it from lowes. it was like $5 a can. nothing has chipped or melted. i've had to clean them to keep the brake dust from collecting though