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Old 12-23-08, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DFLORES View Post
was this time consuming? i just hate to have my car in pieces in the garage!
Took 6 hours start to finish.
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Old 12-23-08, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 1MAC View Post
That looks great! Did you take the calipers completely off, or just paint them in place?
I painted them while they were on the car. I bought a box of large plastic trash bags to cover the car and around the rotors before hand.
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Old 12-23-08, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by montgb View Post
Even though I suggested yellow, that looks pretty good. Nice job on the painting. Did you consider red lettering for the Brembo decals? That might look neat.
I think I may do blue lettering at a later date to match the badging
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Old 12-23-08, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DFLORES View Post
was this time consuming? i just hate to have my car in pieces in the garage!
Oh, i wanna do mine. We should do it the same time, by that i mean, you should do mine when you do yours.

Originally Posted by -JDOG- View Post
Hey David if you need a hand, I'd gladly help you if you'd like. Remember I did mine, well not on a IS-F but my IS300 haha.

-Jared
Oh yeah, help him because he has an F but dont give the 350 guy any help.
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Old 12-23-08, 08:33 PM
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great job, that silver is the perfect color.
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Old 12-23-08, 08:59 PM
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I love it!!
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Old 12-24-08, 12:10 AM
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They look really Good!!!!! Nice DIY Job..

Here is a fresh shot of Silver Brembos on a Very Clean IS350

Click on thumbnails for normal size pics...

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Old 12-24-08, 05:44 AM
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I noticed that right away.

cm09578, you did a great job, it looks excellent!


Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post
I think it looks pretty good! What caliper paint did you use? A brush on epoxy like G2? Any high temp clearcoat after?

Not that many folks will notice, but I think the Brembo stickers are reversed from how the aftermarket Brembos come (here's an old pic of mine to compare from a similar angle)
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By the way, they look like AMG calipers which IMO are the best looking brakes in the market.
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Old 12-24-08, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by cm09578 View Post
I think I may do blue lettering at a later date to match the badging
Now that would look sweet I say go for it and change the color of lettering while your turning the Brembo around
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Old 12-24-08, 05:49 PM
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looks like t-rex's set up ahahhahah
i like. gj
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Old 12-24-08, 09:45 PM
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Wow, looks great doesn't get any better than that...Where did you get the decals from? Great job overall
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Old 12-24-08, 10:44 PM
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That was a great job! I would have kept the Lexus though...
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Old 12-25-08, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX View Post
I think u did a superb job. I would have kept the Lexus though.

Originally Posted by Dave600hL View Post
That was a great job! I would have kept the Lexus though...
Ok that's two of you have have said that now. IMHO, putting Brembo on the brakes more accurately tells everyone what brand of brakes we have, caliper and rotor. If we were to buy brakes in the aftermarket, they would have the name of the brake manufacturer on them. My G35 Coupe, had the Brembo name on the caliper as it came from the factory. Most of our radios (sound systems) have Mark Levinson® stamped on them. That's JMO, and I'm stickin' to it.

BTW, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone

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I kind like the way it looks....good job!!!!!
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