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Old 09-06-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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anyone else have this problem? I recently had the brrakes replaced due to the front pads getting thin. Do you think the thin pads could have caused more heat, wich made the color to fade? Should I clean and just repaint over them?



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Did you do the brakes?
If a shop did them, did they use touch up paint of different tint?
Paint will fade if heated over time but it should be consistent.
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Nice Rims, Looks like it'* kinda faded... How many coats did you use? Did anybody spray brake cleaner on it?

On a side note, I've had my brakes hot enough to burn the oil I used on the lugnuts. I bet yours can get just as hot.
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I had a shop do them, but I don't think they would have done any touch up work.

I used 12 coast, as sudgested by willwren
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not to sure but it could be thick ness of paint and/or the surface it was put on but im pritty sure that it will requier a repaint...but dont quote me on that

P.*. you gotta switch out those STS center caps for Pontiac caps...try the ones from the gxp 18'* or maybe any pantiac with a rim that has that type of thing
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P.*. you gotta switch out those STS center caps for Pontiac caps...try the ones from the gxp 18'* or maybe any pantiac with a rim that has that type of thing


LET IT BE KNOWN, I KNOW I NEED TO SWITCH OUT THE CENTER CAPS OF MY STS WHEELS SO IT HAS THE PONTIAC EMBLEM!



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It looks like your calipers haven't changed color, but the brake pads are slightly different in color. Could be the difference in materials.
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P.*. you gotta switch out those STS center caps for Pontiac caps...try the ones from the gxp 18'* or maybe any pantiac with a rim that has that type of thing


LET IT BE KNOWN, I KNOW I NEED TO SWITCH OUT THE CENTER CAPS OF MY STS WHEELS SO IT HAS THE PONTIAC EMBLEM!



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I guees alot of people have been saying that?, and its getting old???
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That'* exactly the problem

You had the brake pads replaced and the mechanic painted the new pads with a different color and type of paint. Of course it won't match.
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On a side note, I've had my brakes hot enough to burn the oil I used on the lugnuts. I bet yours can get just as hot.
FYI...I read somewhere that you should never put oil on the lug nuts. Using oil takes away the friction that keeps the nuts tight.
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