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Old 05-22-2009, 10:49 PM   #11
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Hey so I finally did it. I'm gonna post here becuase there'* no need to start a new thread just for me.

First official BonnevilleForum-insipred Mod to my car. I got this to paint the rotor, and almost everything inside the wheel well. I then decided to go for it, and got this to paint the calipers.

The enamel looks good, the black high-heat pain was a little duller than I wanted but it'* okay, can't see too much through my rims anyways.

I only did the front since I was running out of daylight and black paint. Also my car fell off it'* jacks. I had one side up on the jack that came with the car and the other side up on a bottle jack. On my gravel driveway. Push too hard and the whole thing slide, off the bottle jack, killed my regular car jack. But thankfully I always put the tires under my car when jacking, so it sat down on them and gave me enough clearance to jack one side back up and put the tire on and then do the other side. *whew* After I was done I took it for a test drive, seems my tires are alright. *whew* x2.

I used the wire brush to clean everything off best I could reach into, got a lot of dust off and made it look more rust-color. The brake dust cleaner didn't seem to do much really... just evaporate really fast. A plastic bag over everything not the calipers was good enough for me to paint them red, and just touch up with black a few spots that got red.

I gave the calipers a coating of the black paint becuase they were kinda dirty too, and I figured a base coat of black would make the red look better. When I buy more black to do that rear tires I will put a second coat on everything on the front.

Sorry I don't have pictures, no digital camera. But it looks good. Glad I decided at the last moment to grab the red spray paint too.
Thanks Venom for your helpful PMs.

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Old 05-23-2009, 01:44 AM   #12
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Sure go spend the extra money...... I feel I keep in touch with my redneck heritage using BBQ paint, But if the car means that much to you, I guess you can go all out.
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I went all black I used high temp engine paint buy rustoleum I sed a wire wheel brush in my drill for the calipers and drums as for the wheels I used 220 grit sand paper and a wre cup brush tapped off the tire a few coats of the cheapest primer I could find 400 grit the several coats of paint the only thing thats blows is the paint takes 7 days to cure

I will work on posting pics
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I will post some pics up of the drums b4 and after
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