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 Post subject: Take my brake dust covers off & get calipers painted?
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:54 pm 
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just thinking for something different to get rid of the brake dust covers on my stock ef ghia rims and then maybe get the calipers painted but unsure of colour. any suggestions?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:11 pm 
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mine are a blue (white car) and look pretty cool. if ur interested i could take some pics for u. pm me if so. cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Take my brake dust covers off & get calipers painted
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:15 pm 
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dyl wrote:
just thinking for something different to get rid of the brake dust covers on my stock ef ghia rims and then maybe get the calipers painted but unsure of colour. any suggestions?


hrmmm how do u actually take the covers off the wheel??? I had a look at our wheels and tried poking them out and they didnt budge at all.... maybe im just week lol....
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:21 pm 
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there are a few threads on how to take them off search brake dust covers and you will find them. i havent taken mine off yet but in the other topics u will find the people that have. hope this helps.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:24 pm 
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I've painted the hubs black and the calipers silver. Looks nice when you can see it.. which doesn't happen too often. :P

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:23 pm 
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i did red ones on dads xr, looks hawt i reckon.
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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:01 pm 
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I painted mine gold and stuck a ford badge on the caliper with silastic! LOL

 

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:48 pm 
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Heres my old mans car with the red brakes.
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Come up good i think :roll:
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:33 pm 
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what do you guys reakon on my sock rims but. (ef ghia rims)
what colour would u suggest?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:43 pm 
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well i just took the dust covers off my front wheels about half an hour ago, i will paint my calipers red once i get round to taking them off and cleaning them up.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:49 pm 
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do u mind posting up some pics when ur done mate that would be sweet. cheers

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:58 pm 
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dyl wrote:
what do you guys reakon on my sock rims but. (ef ghia rims)
what colour would u suggest?

On the gunmetal grey i'd go a nice dark blue or gloss black. I did the brakes on my Regency AU red, and i think it clashes too much so i'm gonna re spray them glossy black.
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:27 pm 
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I got nothing to show off so I painted mine black.
no rust = good.

Also derusted and paint the hubs too. Came up great.

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edit: don't have any pics of my calipers.

 

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