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Old 04-06-09, 03:12 PM   #46
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I can't say how long it took b/c we did a total of three cars at once including mine, I know we put a total of four coats of paint (letting each coat dry before painting again) on them. We did not wait 24 hrs before driving, my calipers look as good as the day they were painted! One step i left out is, we sanded down the calipers with 100 & 200 paper before using the Dupli-Color paint kit.
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Old 04-06-09, 03:40 PM   #47
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Nice... but red with white letters would have been better...
On an LS???

Maybe on the GSR or civic but not the LS please...it's a luxo car not a racer.
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i like it... looks really nice
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Old 04-07-09, 06:10 AM   #49
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^^Nice Rich21


Like that silver. You kinda have the same style rims as me

Check it----> http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...%20pics/LS.jpg
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Old 04-07-09, 09:21 AM   #50
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philly ur whip looks fly homie i like the lights and the grille swap. I think i want to swap mine to a wire mesh grill if I can find some pics of how it looks. Im retired from the shoe game to focus up Betsy(430), lol!
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Old 04-07-09, 12:48 PM   #51
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^^Thanks cuz. Funny you say that. Not to thread jack but i was lookin for a wire mesh too kinda like a STRUT GRILL.

Kinda like
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I quickly gave them the stone face...
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NT big homie, thats crazy funny!!!
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Yeah philly do that got that for a LS???
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I haven't understood a thing in the last 5 posts.

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Yea sorry for the slight thread hi-jack, back to calipers! LOL
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Cool I appreciate it Tee, sorry for sounding repetitve. Im just scared to mess my baby up, to bad I dont have my beater RX anymore to practice on. Just a couple more quick questions. They recommend a 24hr period before driving the vehicle again, how long did the process take you from start to finish? and how is the paint holdin up Ive heard from others that the paint chipped and cracked, has this been a problem for you?
I painted mine and started driving it as soon as the wheels were on the car!! The whole process took about 2 hours.... the calipers would fully dry to touch in about 3 hrs but you can drive with them as soon as you are done like me...LOL. I will be doing the clear coat soon!! Will post new pics soon!
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Ok cool my next weekend off, Im goin for it! I would do it sooner but the weathers been crappy. It even F'n snowed, wtf! But Im goin for it my metallic silver stickers r here, Im ready to go. By the way motogfx has a super speedy turn around!!! Im geeked to paint em!!
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Gents....opinions please. I've been lazy and havent painted mine yet. (Even tho i told Tee i was after he did his) But i've got a silver LS, what color should i paint mine.

Red...to bright, doesnt match
Black....not in the color scheme of the car....(maybe)
Silver....(maybe) i kinda wanted a lil contrast so you can easily see them.


Suggestions????
silver car.... gold calipers

too ricey maybe? i dont know i can see it maybe seize can hook it up with a photoshop
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I can't say how long it took b/c we did a total of three cars at once including mine, I know we put a total of four coats of paint (letting each coat dry before painting again) on them. We did not wait 24 hrs before driving, my calipers look as good as the day they were painted! One step i left out is, we sanded down the calipers with 100 & 200 paper before using the Dupli-Color paint kit.
question just wondering have u ever use rim clear on ur rimz??? if not will rim clean cause paint to fade,chip or stain??? if i was to purchase caliper paint kit
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