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Old 02-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Cool Brake calipers

Hey guys and Gals i am having some thoughts of painting my brake calipers I own a 11 1SS summit white. and i was thinking of doing like a zr1 color BLUE but i was wondering if anyone had any other ideas what colors and Which type of paint should I use or should i go to a special shop i am just wondering if you have puts Please i love to see them thank you guys
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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I think the ZR1 blue would look sweet. I would recommend taking them to a shop to get powder coated. That will give you the most durable finish.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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yea I know i am thinking about getting it now i got to talk to my friend and Maybe he can get his Shop to do it
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #4
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Good choice. Showstopper FTW!


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Old 02-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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I just did mine in blue with red Brimbo high temp decals I used G2 caliper paint it looks good if you don't want the down time and expense of powder coating.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:33 PM   #6
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Got my painted calipers from Showstoppers. Couldn't be happier (well maybe when it gets nice and I can put my new Vossen wheels on).. Good Luck.

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Old 02-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #7
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Another vote for send them to showstopper, I got ZR1 blue here too.





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Old 02-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #8
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I think the ZR1 blue would look sweet. I would recommend taking them to a shop to get powder coated. That will give you the most durable finish.
This.....very much so.

Paint will give you a spot on match for color and looks stunning, but is nowhere near as durable as powder is.

First time you have to service those calipers and spill brake fluid or chip the paint you're going to want to
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:58 PM   #9
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Guys thank you for all the feed back i am DEF going to get the zr1 Blue i think it would look great on my summit white but does anyone know how much it cost and this is my only car right now so does anyone know how long it takes i love the feed Back from your guys thats why camaro fans are the best fans
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:01 PM   #10
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Contact showstopper in these forums. He's the man.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/member.php?u=13479

I sent him a pm and asked him to check out this thread. He checks his pm's pretty regularly.

He has done several pieces for me and he is an artist. You will love his work.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #11
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I just Sent him one thankx for the input darth what else has he done for you if you got pics i would like to see thanks
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He made my engine bay pieces. Here are a few pics:






He also did my sidemarker lights, but I just got those yesterday and they're not on the car yet, but I'll take pics when they are. They look great. There is a thread about the sidemarker lights.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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Zr1 Blue would look awsome. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #14
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Just spray them flat black... so they can't be seen.... Its a Camaro not a Ricer.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:07 AM   #15
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Just go to your local auto parts store and get some high temp caliper paint and clear also get some brake cleaner. All together it'll cost you about 15 bucks. If you have to do it again big deal..it's not that expensive. I just did this on my Z28 and it looks great. I also got some Camaro decals for it
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:43 AM   #16
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While the paint job is nice, it is not as durable as powder coating. I had my last vehicle for 2 years and powder coated them with only a couple of hundred miles on them and when I got rid of it last month they still looked brand new. Mike The Powdercoater, sponsor on the forum, is who does all of my stuff.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:12 AM   #17
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These are dodge B5 blue.
I spent alot of time sanding the casting marks and casting pads out so they are nice and smoothe..
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #18
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While the paint job is nice, it is not as durable as powder coating. I had my last vehicle for 2 years and powder coated them with only a couple of hundred miles on them and when I got rid of it last month they still looked brand new. Mike The Powdercoater, sponsor on the forum, is who does all of my stuff.
I agree with Gene. Mike does outstanding work!!

Here's the ZR-1 Blue, by Mike>





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These are dodge B5 blue.
I spent alot of time sanding the casting marks and casting pads out so they are nice and smoothe..
That color looks like a close match to my bowties! Is it high temp paint? That may be one of the mods I do in a couple of weeks.
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