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Old 07-12-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Installed my new pads today, purchased the Duralast Gold lifetime warranty pads. I was going to go Ceramic, but I wasn't going to do that unless I replaced the rotors too. The rotors are fine, so I saw no need in replacing them. Purchased the pads on our 40th anniversary at AutoZone, so I got the pads for about $23 with synthetic brake lube, lol. 30% off makes me happy...

While I was at it I repainted the calipers, but I went with bronze paint instead. Used auto wheel paint, the same paint I used back when I owned my Beretta to paint it'* calipers. Stuff works great, might I add. Doesn't grab your attention, but certainly looks good, especially with the car'* color. When I get factory 16'*, it'll be much more noticeable.

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New pads! Woo!
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The bronze gives it a performance look, but slightly more subtle at the same time.
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It even looks good through the steelies... can't wait for some 16'* now!!
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nice, i painted mine red... well the fronts i ran out of time for the backs, lol
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Yah my white 03 se I painted mine red they looked good. And your title says painted rotors not calipers. Np big deal just thought id point it out, but it wouldnt hurt to paint the top hat part of you rotor black i did that on my 03 aswell
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Yah my white 03 se I painted mine red they looked good. And your title says painted rotors not calipers. Np big deal just thought id point it out, but it wouldnt hurt to paint the top hat part of you rotor black i did that on my 03 aswell
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I would like to paint the sections black that usually rust when I go and purchase new rotors, one of my managers did that with his cougar and it turned out really good too.
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