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hey

I am painting my calipers.
1st how do you get them off. I see the two bolts. I cant get them to loosen any tricks. and does one go before the other.

i am doing black with the chrome sticker. Is it a good idea to do clear coat on top or will it yellow

thanks

matt

i know you can paint them without taking it off but I want it to look really nice
 

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blkturbo! ya should just make a tutorial for the supra community.
 

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yes
any one have any tips for breaking the bolts on the calipers
i might just take it to a shop and have them break them and just retighten them
 

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Use a breaker bar or put a pipe on the end of your ratchet/wrench. Put some back into it...
 

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does anyone know how much it cost from sean, and i would still need to get them off. my breaker bar doesnt fit in there
 

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Hey thanks guys ;) I appreciate the compliments and I'm always glad that you guys (my customers) are happy/remain happy with my service :)

However, if you read in your other thread in mkiv section....you can paint them while on the car also. Just mask everything off with 18-36in paper and even if you do get overspray, just use a clay bar.
 

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nj94supratt said:
hey

I am painting my calipers.
1st how do you get them off. I see the two bolts. I cant get them to loosen any tricks. and does one go before the other.

i am doing black with the chrome sticker. Is it a good idea to do clear coat on top or will it yellow

thanks

matt

i know you can paint them without taking it off but I want it to look really nice

If you want "Really nice", then you might want to use a better paint than spray paint.

I always clear over chrome decals. I have no problems with yellowing, but I also use professional grade products that bodyshops use....not spray paint.

You can get decals/stencils made at your local sign shop if you want...just pull up the "supra" font from their 97-98 catalog and have them upload it into the computer, while adjusting for size and scale to our calipers.

Sean
 

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I have seen a set that blkturbo did and they are nice. If you want to do it yourself, get some high temp lacquer. I got mine off ebay (folia tech) and its great. You brush it on, not spray
 

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TT Tercel said:
I have seen a set that blkturbo did and they are nice. If you want to do it yourself, get some high temp lacquer. I got mine off ebay (folia tech) and its great. You brush it on, not spray

Thank you :) ..........

But just for the record, I do plenty more prep work to the calipers than anyone else would do, even to their own (and I dont mean the cleaning part).....and plus, my painting won't have brush strokes in it.
 

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wow thanks for the hlep there chronoj1

blkturbo i'll pm you, i am interested i would still need to get them off. and does any brake fluid come out of the line when you remove it. does it need to be plugged.
 

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Acrylic urethane clearcoat....basecoat/clearcoat system.

nj94 - I'll get with you later tonight.

Thanks
 

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blkturbo! said:
Acrylic urethane clearcoat....basecoat/clearcoat system.

nj94 - I'll get with you later tonight.

Thanks
PM sent regarding calipers~ :)
 

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nj 94tt, where in NJ are you at?

the bolts holding the calipers are 17mm. It's a bitch to take off if it's never been taken off before....However, You can try 2 methods. Use a breaker bar or use a 17mm wrench and attach another wrench at the end as an extension. make sure to use the closed end of the 17mm wrench on the bolt.

Also, I believe the front caliper bolts are longer than the rear, so don't get them mixed up when putting them back on.

also, blkturbo is a great source to get urs done. I've never had him to mine, but I inquired about it before. Great guy.:)

Edit, PB blaster should help a bit too.

Here's how mine came out.

 

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Brake fluid shouldn't be coming out. Where is it coming from?

Doing a fluid flush with DOT4 at this time won't be a bad idea either.

nj94supratt said:
wow thanks for the hlep there chronoj1

blkturbo i'll pm you, i am interested i would still need to get them off. and does any brake fluid come out of the line when you remove it. does it need to be plugged.
 
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