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Old 04-03-2014, 11:12 AM   #26
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Very Nice!

This needs to be posted over in the DIY section.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:55 PM   #27
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is the gray engine enamel primer completely necessary? will it still look the same even if i didn't use it? thank you
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:31 PM   #28
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Thanks for this DIY. I did it over the weekend and the job came out great. My decals... not so much. Like you said you need to be sure to place them EXACTLY where you want them because they are not coming off. I would suggest trimming down the paper to align them better. Despite my mistake I am very satisfied with the results.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:53 PM   #29
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Perfect for what I want to do
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #30
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That was so bad ass and easy... do the decals hold up? I could just use decal paper or are the ebay decal vynal ?
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:43 AM   #31
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That was so bad ass and easy... do the decals hold up? I could just use decal paper or are the ebay decal vynal ?
Yep, the decals are under the clear coat, so they look as good as day 1. As far as I know, there is only one vender who sells them, he's on eBay if you search Chevrolet Brembo Stickers, they're like $12-16 for all the lettering you'll need for the job and available in several different colors. The front decals are larger than the rear decals. I found the BLACK and WHITE letters really POP against the RED calipers!

They are indeed laser cut vinyl, you apply after the color has dried real good, then clear right over them.

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Old 09-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #32
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Was one can of each enough to compete the job?
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #33
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Was one can of each enough to compete the job?
i used this method with one can of red and it wasn't enough, i had to focus more on the front side of the calipers rather than the backs that no one can see. if i were doing it all over again i would grab 2 cans of the red. heres how mine came out-

PS: i didn't use any gray engine enamel, just cleaned and lightly sanded and started painting.



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Old 09-04-2014, 11:51 AM   #34
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Love the calipers! Only thing that stinks is breaking that brake line. Making sure you bleed correctly when your done. Great job!
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #35
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Love the calipers! Only thing that stinks is breaking that brake line. Making sure you bleed correctly when your done. Great job!
Why do you have to break the brake lines? I followed the OP instructions without doing that and came out with the same results as him.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:33 PM   #36
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:46 PM   #37
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They look great OP !!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:00 AM   #38
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Nice to see the DIY helped some people with this mod. You'll definitely need 2 cans of red (or whatever color you choose) to give it at least 3 coats! Yeah, no need to disconnect the brake lines if you don't want to...all you have to do is remove one bolt about 16" away from each caliper that tethers it to the suspension - that gives you enough slack in the brake line to get at them. I'm going to edit the original post to show 2 cans of color. Thanks!
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #39
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I just bought brembo calipers and plan on doing this before I install on the car. I'll be using this method. I can't wait to get started. Thanks for posting, I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:56 PM   #40
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How many coats of clear do you recommend?
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:08 PM   #41
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I did 3 coats and it looks great. Super easy to clean akso.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:28 PM   #42
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Looks good!!
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:01 AM   #43
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any word on longevity test on how this method holds up? I want to do the same as long as it stays nice looking for at least a few years before having to redo.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:21 PM   #44
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i used this method with one can of red and it wasn't enough, i had to focus more on the front side of the calipers rather than the backs that no one can see. if i were doing it all over again i would grab 2 cans of the red. heres how mine came out-

PS: i didn't use any gray engine enamel, just cleaned and lightly sanded and started painting.



Th calipers and wheels look awesome here. Can anyone photoshop red inside the rim?
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:58 AM   #45
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:44 PM   #46
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:20 AM   #47
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9,000 miles, I wash the calipers at the same time I wash the inside of the wheels. They look perfect.

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:13 PM   #48
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Looks great. I went the lazy route and covered everything in the wheel well and sprayed them while on.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:53 PM   #49
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FYI no 1 store had all the parts (cleaner, hi temp color, hi temp primer, hi temp clear coat) needed! Jeggs had it all and 3 days or less.. so just get it from them I wasted hours calling all around!
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:11 PM   #50
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FYI no 1 store had all the parts (cleaner, hi temp color, hi temp primer, hi temp clear coat) needed! Jeggs had it all and 3 days or less.. so just get it from them I wasted hours calling all around!
I got everything for mine from Amazon.

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