I painted my calipers this weekend (with great tips from Sean, "blkturbo!, Thanks man!), and I used the stencils from hardpipes.com. I was able to use chrome paint to get the results from the chrome decals. Looks pretty good IMO!
I'll get some pics up. I still have my TT stockers (didn't have a camera while doing the job). I guess it went pretty smooth. I gave up on the fronts with the wire wheel after a while (didn't see much difference). You were right about the rears being real simple to smooth down.
For an amature painter, I'm pretty impressed with myself. I didn't have any clear coat, and I'm wondering if an application will help with the resistance of brake dust build-up, because there is already some sign of dirt on the front passenger caliper.
I had to try bleeding the brakes on my own. I used the method of running a hose from the bleeder valve to an empty water bottle and pumping them till the fluid ran out (and the bottle started to fill up). Didn't work the best. However, I only ran through each brake line once (meaning I didn't repeat the process). Peddle pressure is definitely not where it should be, but it's not my daily driver so I'll get someone to run through it with me later.
Thanks for your help again Sean. I'll post pics when I have some time to get around to it. Maybe this weekend, unless I find some more time to screw around with the car
You're right on the dot. The build up I'm having isn't yet in the creases. The smooth flat surface gets dirt and the flat spray I used makes it hard to wipe off. For a guy like myself who doesn't have immediate body shop access, would a can of clear (2-3 coats as you suggested) be relatively adequate for "cleaning purposes". If not, are my only other options are to take the car in to have the calipers cleared?
I may be doing a RMM lip and Seibon TS hood so a body shop may be in my near future. I just don't want all of my work to go to waste once the dust build up is there and I can't easily fix the dirt problem without a quick fresh coat of new paint. Ughh...what a PITA!
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