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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:03 am 
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tip about the plastic bag.. make sure the brakes aren't hot.. when a plastic bag melts.. its not coming off for months
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:50 pm 
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What colours have people painted them. I have a liquid Silver Tickford Fairmont, Im not sure if i should go red, to blend in with the Tickford Badges on the Mags & Guards or to go Blue, more Ford orientated and Stand out a little less.

What do u guys think & does anyone have pictures of different coloured calipers on prefferably Liquid Silver AU's.
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:00 pm 
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Use photoshop ;)
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:45 pm 
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did but cant quite get that realistic look, i think red is the go, but just wanted to see some real shots first.
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Stealth black.
And if you want to do it properly, take the calipers off.
Also means you don't paint your brake pads, which looks silly!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:43 pm 
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yer only paint calipers .... ive seen painted brake pads.. its ok but the calipers on its own are the best

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:24 pm 
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i'm gonna do mine gloss black. the red that they are painted now looks dirty all the time and i can't be stuffed cleaning them every few days.

I'll try find a link to a doco that i used.
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:29 pm 
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GlennAUII wrote:
i'm gonna do mine gloss black. the red that they are painted now looks dirty all the time and i can't be stuffed cleaning them every few days.

I'll try find a link to a doco that i used.

Not that I have mine on yet, but black looks bloody nice.
I imagine the contrast with the shiny disc will make it look even better

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:55 pm 
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What about white on a gunmetal grey ef fairmont? hehehe

 

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