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Old 04-17-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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I ask because I'd like to use the "chrome" spray paint on my calipers. I just worry about it being able to hold up to the heat. Any thoughts or experience?? Thanks.

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i did the red rustoleum on my 95... it worked fine, but i only had it on there a week before i painted it black again.. didnt like it...

go for it.. the worst thats gonna happen is its gonna fade
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It actually could turn burnt looking before going up in flames. Can actually burn if the temps gets hot enough.
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It actually could turn burnt looking before going up in flames. Can actually burn if the temps gets hot enough.
I dont auto-x the car or anything like that, should it be ok for regular daily driving? I was just going to do a couple of base coats of the chrome and follow it up with a couple coats of clear as well. What do you think?

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I think your rotors get extremely hot. Regular paint can burn. AutoX has nothing to do with it.
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i used high temp engine paint on mine, and havent had a problem

you might burn the paint with the regular spray
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That'* what I used to paint the rotors on my old '95 Trans Am, hi-temp engine paint, it held up great. I just didnt want to use red again, or even silver. I just wanted a little more "bling" for it to stand out. I guess I'll have to settle for silver then, huh? Well, booooo.

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There are other choices out there if you look. When I finally get around to doing mine, this is what I'm going to use:

http://wheelskin.com/Merchant2/merch..._Code=G2+Green
http://wheelskin.com/Merchant2/merch...t_Code=G2+Gold

Green if I find a good set of ghetto golds, gold, if I wind up sticking with the silver or go to different wheels.

Those guys have a bunch of different colors. Even purple!
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