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Old 06-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Help painting V6 calipers

I want to paint my V6 calipers but I'm not sure how to go about it. I'm worried that the finish may not be smooth enough with how textured the metal looks. Is there a way to smooth it out? Obviously I could grind / sand the hell out of it but that's a ton of work and I don't think I have the time.

I also would rather not have to do a whole brake system bleed, so I was thinking of masking and painting in place, anybody else do this? Is spray better or the brush on stuff?

one last question... On synergy green, red or black? I plan on painting the rotors black.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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I want to paint my V6 calipers but I'm not sure how to go about it. I'm worried that the finish may not be smooth enough with how textured the metal looks. Is there a way to smooth it out? Obviously I could grind / sand the hell out of it but that's a ton of work and I don't think I have the time.

I also would rather not have to do a whole brake system bleed, so I was thinking of masking and painting in place, anybody else do this? Is spray better or the brush on stuff?

one last question... On synergy green, red or black? I plan on painting the rotors black.
I masked and painted mine in place. No need for sanding just spray it several times with break parts cleaner and scrub it with a stiff brush. I brushed mine on. The paint seems to level it's self out when it dries. Also do several coats. I did 4. If you could find green that would be sweet if not i would do red. Black would just blend in.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Hmm, I might do this myself. Seems like a good afternoon project
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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Red. Get some red pin stripe and do the hash marks to see what an outline of them would look like.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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Since I've got the bright silver rims I was actually kind of hoping that black rotors and black calipers might set off the wheels pretty nicely. It would blend in a bit but since I don't have the Brembos I don't think it would hurt too much.

I know red is kind of the go-to color for calipers, because it does look nice, but I am worried that it might clash a bit with the green. I'd love some pics of other synergy cars with painted calipers!

Also, how much down time do I need for the paint to properly cure and what not for a really nice job?
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Funny I have synergy green and want either red of purple painted calipers.
There is already red on my car since I have the RS package so I'm tempted to go with red more so.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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terry, if you get a G2 Caliper kit.....you can go to their site and you can get SYNERGY GREEN

http://www.g2usa.com/Merchant2/merch...-Custom-Colors
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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I had mine "duracoated" about a year ago........turned out great and looks like it was just done.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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Those look nice... Which is why I'm worried about how mine will turn out. The Brembos are nice and smooth to start, mine are very textured. And I really want to see what the red looks like on a green...
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