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Old 07-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hi,

I really have NO clue as to what I am doing....

But I am taking the car into be detailed and they are going to "supposedly" make it look like new inside and out.

The only problem is, the brakes... the calipers are rusty and so are parts of the rotors... etc.

Instead of having someone come take the calipers off and letting me spray paint them and then having them put them back on, etc.... are there any good looking calipers for a 2002 SSEi that I can just buy?

Like I said, I do not really know what I am doing here, but the brakes are the last things that I really need to make look better.

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Go to a place like autozone, they have brake caliper paint kits for like $20. Comes with everything you need. The paint is brushed on and flows out nice and smooth. Just brush the caliper clean, the spray it and paint it. You don't even need to take the caliper off, just the wheel.
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These are a little dirty, but will show you what you will end up with.
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Hey, thanks!

But, I really am leaning towards not painting the ones on there now.. I might change my mind, lol

Are there any really nice looking aftermarket calipers, etc. for the 2002 SSEi (of course that are not insanely priced, lol)?

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BBQ paint works well also.
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LOL, I would rather not have to paint them...

I was wondering if there were any "better looking" type calipers for the 2002 SSEi where I could just put those on instead of painting the rusting ones...?
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zzp offers a firebird caliper upgrade. The only issue is no matter what you do, if you drive your car the calipers are going to get rusty. Paint done right is the only protection you have
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Hey, thanks, I will look them up on the net!

Yes, I know, that'* why I am thinking of spraying them with a clear coat..... or something similar?
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You have to use a high temp paint. If you don't it will burn off over time when the calipers get hot
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Check out r1conepts.com bro i just bought drilled and slotted rotors and pads and a paint kit for 35 it claims to be a clear coat paint that holds upto 1k degrees im expectng to get install and paint all of this by next week ill show some pics if you guys need?
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