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Old 03-31-12, 12:09 AM
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^ very nice. im still deciding what color i want to go with
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Old 03-31-12, 11:21 AM
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I want to do orange the same color as my interior.
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Old 03-31-12, 12:34 PM
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Is everyone leaving the decals on? This doesn't seem like it would age well in my mind.

I have always painted the face of the caliper the color of the lettering.
Once that is dry I apply the decal and then paint the entire caliper in the selected caliper color.
When the final coat is dry I then remove the decal to expose the letters in there chosen color.
Last is to clear coat the entire caliper.

I am interested in the long term result people have had with auto body paint.
I have never used it in fear of it degrading over time.
For me it has always been powder coating or high heat enamel.
Being able to mix body paint opens a whole spectrum of colors!

I wonder if Brembo has improved there clear coat. I have seen a lot of older Brembo calipers peel and flake. Evo8-9 are the cars that really come to mind.
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Old 04-02-12, 09:21 PM
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I have an USB ISF and did my brakes calipers in the G2 red with white brembo decals over a 2 day period about 2 weeks ago and it looks AWESOME!! I definitely get LOTS more people checking my car (and brake calipers) at lights and on the road than before.... I'll post pics as soon as I can but will probably be a week or so..
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Old 12-19-12, 07:11 AM
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bump

me and elowder are considering this and needed to research. Can anyone tell me how much it costs to get this done?

anyone have updated pics with painted calipers?
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Old 12-19-12, 11:25 AM
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Hi. I have the same color as Apex, but with Lexus decals. Sorry if the calipers are hard to see, but just a general idea how red looks on black.

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Old 12-19-12, 12:28 PM
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Has anyone considered getting them powder coated instead of painted? Coming from the camaro 5 forums a lot of the the SS owners were getting there brembo's powder coated in just about any color you want by a guy named Mike the Powder coater. Here is his website http://www.thepowdercoater.com/

I know I have been considering doing USB on my calipers.
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Old 12-19-12, 01:09 PM
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I have read that Brembo recommends to not powder coat their calipers.
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Old 12-19-12, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CalitriSC View Post
I have read that Brembo recommends to not powder coat their calipers.
Agreed. Although powdercoating would make the finish last longer I did not want to weaken the structural integrity of the calipers hence risking my life or others.
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Old 12-19-12, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by CalitriSC View Post
I have read that Brembo recommends to not powder coat their calipers.
****s with the seals and ****s and if the powder coater isnt careful they could ruin the caliper
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Old 12-19-12, 08:57 PM
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The service manual says to NEVER remove the pistons from the calipers. There are no seals available except the boots, so if the brake seals are damaged in any way while being stripped or recoated, your caliper is toast. Sounds a bit on the risky side of things to me.
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