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Old 09-28-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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So i decided to be productive today, so i picked up a DupliColor Caliper paint kit from autozone and tackled the fronts. Lots of scraping, a little mineral spirits, and two dremel wire wheels later heres what i got:

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The old for-sale sign is a overspray protection for the rust coating i sprayed on the frame there.

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(The tie-rods just have rust preventative coating, i will proly make them gloss black when i get normal temp paint)
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*MOVED TO DETAILING/APPEARANCE*

looks nice!

WTF is a suburban deisel FOR SALE sign doing in your wheel well area?!!!
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looks nice!

WTF is a suburban deisel FOR SALE sign doing in your wheel well area?!!!
haha and i thought i was in that forum... gooo figure all that rust and grease is getting to me. Thanks for the move!

And its just an overspray protector since we already sold the truck
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why didnt you do the inside of the caliper bracket? tease! i wanna see those wheels on there!
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why didnt you do the inside of the caliper bracket? tease! i wanna see those wheels on there!
Hey now you werent supposed to notice that! I didnt clean it well enough so the paint wasnt sticking. So i decided to let it coat and dry (5 days) and then finish it.
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The tires are on order through firestone. Potenza G009'* 245/45/17. Apparently it takes them a week and a half to get them in so at the latest they'll be on by next wednesday.

I had no idea how many 92-99 members have the 02 chrome 5 spokes (the wheel i originally wanted) there were at least two and thats two more than i expected. How many of you all have the 6 spoke swoopies like my new ones? I know theres at least one other person with them.
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You painted the calipers... what about the drums?
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You painted the calipers... what about the drums?
SHHHH!

Yea i needed a few more hours of daylight and less hours of rain to do those. They are on the list to do before next wednesday!
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