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Old 03-20-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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So, I'm really not wanting to paint my calipers, but instead, I thought of trying to polish them to make them nice and shiny and then maybe clear coating them to make it a little easier to clean. Would this even be possible with the factory calipers? Are they even the right material to produce a high gloss shine if polished? This was just a thought and thought it might be something a little different. Any suggestions?

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You should be able to clean them pretty well, using a dremel with the wire wheel tool should help give it a nice clean metal look. I don't think you'd be able to get much of a gloss finish, at least not a HIGH gloss. Unless you were able to make the surface very smooth and polish them to death. Try it out and see what happens though. If you don't like it maybe try and paint them silver so they don't stand out too much. See what others have to say and have at it.
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I take it you'd have to send them your calipers and they coat them and ship them back? $70 bucks doesnt sound like a bad deal though, that'* probably just for 2 calipers, $140 for the whole set, hmmmm, the more I think about it, I may just try to find a high gloss silver or something like that..........any suggestions?

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They make all different colors of caliper paint. Some places have kits which include everything you'd need (cleaner, brushes, tape, paint...). It'* also pretty easy to keep them clean after you paint them.
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I take it you'd have to send them your calipers and they coat them and ship them back? $70 bucks doesnt sound like a bad deal though, that'* probably just for 2 calipers, $140 for the whole set, hmmmm, the more I think about it, I may just try to find a high gloss silver or something like that..........any suggestions?

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Its $70 for both calipers and brackets. If you get them coated this way their will be less of a chance of chipping.
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Shipping is probably murder for calipers.
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