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Old 09-24-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
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Got the hankerin to do a lil cosmetic work thanks to 1994se'* post http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=86036
Since the red calipers wold look kinda goofy on a green car with the whol christmas look, I went for a "Hugger Orange" inspired color. I just used Dupilcolor'* Engine enamel spray paint. I painted the caliper brackets a Cast Iron Grey. Duplicolor also makes a kit that is specifically for calipers for $15, which included a a caliper cleaner and brush on paint. Both paints say they have ceramic in them, so I figured I would save a lil money using engine degreaser from home. I just rattle canned it to see if I like the combo on the car, then Im gonna get some good paint through my work. Only got to the fronts today, probably gonna do the rears before the meet. I'll get a full car shot then.

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Nice, I like them better behind the swoopies because you can see them better.
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Nice, I like them better behind the swoopies because you can see them better.
Same here!

I used spray on caliper paint with my first SSE. I have gotten the Duplicolor kit since because it'* a lot easier to paint them with a brush IMO. Saves time since you don't have to mask off everything too.

They came out great!

BTW, I loved my green SSE with red calipers. I didn't think it was "Christmasy."
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looks good


now lets see pics of the whole car so i can see hos they look in the scheme of things
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I used spray on caliper paint with my first SSE. I have gotten the Duplicolor kit since because it'* a lot easier to paint them with a brush IMO. Saves time since you don't have to mask off everything too.
you can always spray the contents of the can into a dixie cup and then use a brush.
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Did you take them off to paint? Or keep them on and put something around them?
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looking good and yeah they do look better behind the swoopies.
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I used spray on caliper paint with my first SSE. I have gotten the Duplicolor kit since because it'* a lot easier to paint them with a brush IMO. Saves time since you don't have to mask off everything too.
you can always spray the contents of the can into a dixie cup and then use a brush.
True. That'* how I painted both my engines.

But the caliper kit I have is lasting a LONG time. I've done the 94'* calipers twice, and did all calipers on the '03 and have 3/4 of the can remaining. I put 3 coats of paint on each caliper.
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Did you take them off to paint? Or keep them on and put something around them?
I took the assembly apart and hooked em with some coat hangers. Used some engine degreaser and brake clean I had lying around to clean them, and then primered before painting to help and try smooth everything out.

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I used spray on caliper paint with my first SSE. I have gotten the Duplicolor kit since because it'* a lot easier to paint them with a brush IMO. Saves time since you don't have to mask off everything too.
you can always spray the contents of the can into a dixie cup and then use a brush.
True. That'* how I painted both my engines.

But the caliper kit I have is lasting a LONG time. I've done the 94'* calipers twice, and did all calipers on the '03 and have 3/4 of the can remaining. I put 3 coats of paint on each caliper.
Brushing does lay it on thicker than spraying. Does the brush leave many stroke lines? Or does the paint flow together pretty well when cured? I was trying to avoid brush marks so thats why I sprayed. I sprayed 4 coats on everything. When I get a slower day at work and get paint ordered, Im gonna do redo all four.

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looking good and yeah they do look better behind the swoopies.
You can see more with the swoopies, but Id love to get a set of GXPs!
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I like it. But why not do the entire piece in orange
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