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Old 04-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Just thought Id share how much I despise drum brakes. I went and disconnected the parking brake cable from the anchor plate. Big mistake. And I cant even get the adjuster put back in place. Oh well, at least I got my front brakes done. Name:  brakes.jpg
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now... you should wait til it gets nice and warm and sandblast the calipers back to pretty metal and then paint em red... or yellow or whatever color you prefer... looks purty

i like the grooves in the rotor... its different
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98LIMITED;

Those are some nice looking rotors!

Can you please add your year and trim of your vehicle to your signature line. That way when you start asking questions in other areas of the forum, we all have a better idea on how to assist you. Click on "Quick Links" above, go down to "User Control Panel" and then click on "Edit your Signature" It'* pretty straight forward from there.

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That'* a very interesting grove pattern. Can't say I've seen that before.
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Thanks all, the rotors and pads are by ATE (a-tay), the german company that makes the super blue racing brake fluid, if anybody here has heard of it. Got them from rockauto, but tirerack also sells them. As far as the calipers go, thats definetly in the plans, just not super soon. Thinkin about painting them silver or white ( I know theyll be a pain to keep clean, but thats the cost of being different.)
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Sandblasting TL. LOL Thats dedication.
I just saw that pattern in the TireRack circular I get in the mail, and thought it cool. Nice "custom" alternative to cross drilled which is so "the norm" now. I hit the middle of my rotors and the calipers with black BBQ paint whenever I have the wheel off. LOL It'* cheap, I like the dull black. It kind of "steaths" the calipers which are very visible behind the OEM GXP rims. I hated the glossy red they came with. To me it like the crack of yer arse peeking out of your jeans.
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I hated the glossy red they came with. To me it like the crack of yer arse peeking out of your jeans.
...oh crap...there'* a visual that won't go away...more frigging counseling needed.
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Sandblasting TL. LOL Thats dedication.
Well when I set to do something I want it done right... and with the constant change in heat and weather and amount of dirt roads in Oklahoma... i didnt want the paint to chip and peel so.... since my friend has a blaster at his parents shop we "cleaned them", then painted... then clear coated the crap out of them hehe

blasted clean, alcoholed to get rid of sand dust and any grim left on them, Heavy Metallic Silver Base Coat (500* temp, 3 layers), Anodized Red Top Coat (500* temp, 4 coats), Professional Grade Clear Coat (12 layers to make her shine) <--slightly exaggerated but hey it works
Time to cure, and reinstall and one purty set of calipers
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$4.99
Works great and resists heat.
Take about 30 seconds to apply.
It'* flat and soaks in. A mere wire brush prep is all ya need.
It'* MANLY!
BBQ PAINT

Maybe next time, I'll use crinkle finish paint. Will Wren swears it keeps his supercharger cooler than bare metal and he has the data to prove it. ROFLMAO!!!
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Im assuming that black is the only bbq paint color?
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